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Chin rash despite best effort

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  • Posted By: Nicferg
  • October 4, 2006
  • 04:28 PM

One year ago I developed a rash around my chin and mouth--little red dots, general redness and occasional big angry spots. I put this down to a) having had a very stressful summer
b) moving to a bigger city therefore increased pollution
c) being now a fulltime writer and spending a lot of time, chin in my hand thinking, that I was contaminating my skin.

I went on the Candida diet last March (colonic irrigation revealed a lot of fermentation in my intestine). My acupuncture advised to reintroduce certain banned items, saying that after 6months the candida is probably dead. There had been no total improvement of my skin while on the diet--just a lessening of symptoms. I also continously have dark circles under my eyes.
My diet is mainly vegetarian, but I do eat oily fish. I balance out grains and cereals (but avoid wheat); proteins and carbohydrates with a good intake of fresh locally sourced veg. I have one coffee and two teas per day, and 1.5l to 2l of water. Alcohol perhaps once a month.
A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in the scottish highlands, at a music festival--despite drinking and smoking, which I don't normally do, my skin cleared up.
In terms of looking after my body, I'm not sure there's much more I can do, and am utterly tired of looking so unwell. Any advice?
Many thanks,

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  • Have you been checked for allergies, or have you tried taking allergy medication in all of the things that you've tried? If you can take them, try one for a few days (more than one day) -- and see if it helps. Try one of the overthecounter ones, first. The only reason I say that is that if you are having symptoms in one place, and they go away in another place, it is usually because of a reaction to the enviroment, etc. Especially if you were injesting other things you don't normally do. If you can do that, try that first. There are some supplements you could try, but I would only try one new thing at a time to get a handle on it...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 04:13 PM
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  • It could possibly be perioral dermatitis. This is usually treated with an antibiotic. You should probably see a dermatologist. Also, avoid any harsh soaps (preferrably Dove white unscented) or any other aggravating factors on your skin. No fragrence lotions, astrigents, etc. Also, sounds crazy, but if you use a tartar control tooth paste or whitener, switch to plain Crest.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 06:12 PM
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