Our natural approach to treating perioral dermatitis is highly effective with long-lasting results. Chinese herbs target the direct manifestations of each person’s skin. Certain herbs address redness around the mouth, others address lesions that extend to the eye area, other are for bumps of different shapes and sizes, while others are used for itching. While treating the skin, other symptoms (such as digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. In addition, the side effects of herbal treatment are minimal (rarely being more serious than loose stools).
The #1 reason people choose holistic medicine is that it works. Healing from the inside-out is the only way to address the individual causes of each person’s perioral dermatitis.
From the perspective of western medicine, the cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown. In Chinese medicine, there are underlying “patterns of disharmony” which make certain people susceptible to the condition. When these individuals are exposed to the sun or use soaps, moisturizers, cosmetics, or sunscreen, outbreaks will occur.
Once the condition has healed and patients continue to avoid those products they’ve found to be irritants, it generally does not reoccur.