Perioral Dermatitis (POD) is a pain in the ass – no doubt about it.
POD is a rash that typically shows up around the mouth, but sometimes it can involve the laugh lines (not so funny), the sides of the nose or even around the eye (periocular dermatitis).
It can vary from itchy annoying bumps, to tight, dry, scaly skin. When it’s really inflamed, it will appear as an angry red rash with papules and pustules that seem to pop up out of nowhere.
POD is like the middle child between acne and eczema. It’s actually neither (POD is it’s own beast) but in the early stages it’s often confused as being one of the two. If anything, POD is more similar to rosacea, having similar triggers and often responding to the same medications.
If you have POD – chances are you have googled everything to get rid of it. You’re overwhelmed with the long list of triggers to avoid, what products you should and shouldn’t use, and how long you need to wait to see results. It all seems very hit and miss. Perhaps you were misdiagnosed in the early stages of your POD, and you’ve figured out that the treatment you applied was the worst thing you could do (eek!).
You’re in the right place if…
- You’re frustrated by how little your doctors & dermatologists can help you.
- You know that POD is a sign that something else is wrong in the body, and you want to know what that is.
- You’d prefer to heal naturally, but you also want this rash to disappear from your face ASAP!
- You’re a learner. You’re not ready to quit until you figure this out.
- Our treatment protocol is designed for people who are open to natural health care, and who are committed to integrating healthy lifestyle changes. It’s for those who truly care about what ingredients go into their body and on their skin (or they’re willing to learn!)
My experience with Perioral Dermatitis…
POD is exhausting. It’s tiring avoiding all the triggers, being patient with your skin and having to hide your mouth whenever you go out in public. POD leaves you with zero confidence and a whole heap of stress.
If you’re like me, you hate taking the traditional medications – such as antibiotics. You worry about the side effects (hello, gut-skin connection) – but you also feel you have very little choice, because when a rash is on your face you just want it gone ASAP.
I’m here to tell you that you can absolutely resolve your POD with a 100% natural approach. I’ve managed to keep it at bay using a Functional Medicine approach for myself and countless other women.
What your doctors and dermatologist fail to address is that POD is primarily an IMMUNE problem. If you don’t address your immune system, this is why it will often recur, especially when you stop taking antibiotics or using the topical creams.
How to fix your Perioral Dermatitis
Every person has their own unique immune response.
In order to resolve your Perioral Dermatitis, you need to know understand what immune response you have under stress.
Is it Th1, Th2, Th17?
This is what we’ll decipher for you.
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