What to eat for Perioral Dermatitis? In case you’ve got it: a red, hot, itchy face. And, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better. The reality is, though, that there are some things that will help you treat it, so keep reading…
There are three major classes of drugs for this condition: antibiotics, antihistamines, and probiotics. Let’s quickly run through each one and clear perioral dermatitis of all its triggers. First, doxycycline is an antihistamine. Commonly used to treat allergies, this triggers off an all-or-nothing reaction that causes the cells of the lining of the mouth to swell up and produce clear skin inflammation.
Caffeine is common trigger
Caffeine is another common trigger, especially when taken in combination with other herbs and nutrients. Long-term use of these can cause thinning of the lips, a condition known as lipolysis. This can also lead to a chronic skin ulcer that can eventually heal via surgical excision. It does have a short-term benefit in that it prevents the development of scars, but any healing it does should be very short-lived, as it usually heals after just a few weeks. So avoid caffeine, as well as other triggers like coffee, tea, and chocolate.
Bacteria can also be a strong trigger
Bacteria can also be a strong trigger for this condition. Some bacteria are known to produce histamines, which can cause inflammation. The good news is that many cases of it are caused by an underlying health problem, so simply eating healthier can reduce symptoms significantly. Many foods can actually help to fight the onset of this condition. Spicy dishes can trigger flare-ups as well as certain spices, while fruits and vegetables are both healthy options that should be a part of every diet.
There are two different categories of corticosteroid ointments: non-steroidal and corticosteroid. Non-steroidal types prevent cells from producing excess skin proteins, such as collagen. When taken regularly, they help to heal the skin, but are not very effective when it comes to reducing inflammation or reducing pitting. However, some patients can take dosages of up to 40 mg per dose daily without any side effects.
An elimination diet
Elimination diets are designed to detoxify your body. Typically, you will eat one of these for four or five days, followed by a light experience on the seventh day. This type of diet is ideal for healing both atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions. It is usually combined with topical medications and other therapies, as well as dietary supplements and more steroids if needed.
Fermented foods are not normal foods that we typically eat every day, but fermented foods (such as sauerkraut and balsamic vinegar) are known to improve the skin’s appearance in a relatively short period of time. Many choose to consume these on a daily basis for a variety of reasons: to improve digestion and eliminate toxins from the body; to avoid the onset of acne; to feed the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and others. Some people also choose to consume these foods for their natural antibiotic properties. However, there are serious drawbacks to these methods, so proceed with caution if you are considering them as a means to cure your atopic dermatitis.
Raw, fresh, and unprocessed foods
Although many of the foods we typically eat have been refined and processed, the raw, whole, unprocessed foods are extremely beneficial for our health and overall well-being. Unprocessed foods contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals, as well as higher concentrations of helpful microorganisms and antioxidants. Among the most helpful microorganisms and antioxidants are the naturally occurring Candida albicans, which are found in small quantities in our bodies naturally.
Therefore, eating raw and unprocessed foods, especially those with high amounts of yeast or fungus, can help prevent the spread of your fungal rash.