I have had PD for 6 going on 7 months now. I was on the ZNP Bar and Topicort for 3 and a half month. I stopped doing anything then my face got worse. Then I went back to the derm and he gave me Desonide 0.05% I used it for 2 or 3 weeks (can't remember) then I did research and realized how horrible steroids were for my face. I went off everything completely. I started using Virgin Coconut Oil for 2 weeks which made my face look better but I need something more radical.
I began taking ACV 3x a day in 8oz of water, 2 capsules of probotic (acidiphilous), 1 EFA (essential fatty acids-omega 3s, 6s, & 9s), and applying ACV topically twice a day. I started the ACV diluted then a week ago I began undiluting it. It has now been 4 weeks my face looks much better, but it still is really noticeable. A week ago I started using raw honey and it has greatly reduced the redness, but the papsules on my chin are still there and you can still see the PD. It is really bad near my nose, it is a crusty redness. It does look better, but it seems everyone gets relief within 2 weeks. I'm scared it is not working or I am doing too many things. I think I will stop taking the EFA's. I bought Biotin and will start taking it. I also bought some manuka honey. I am going to stop putting ACV on my face when I start using using the honey. I intend to keep it on all day long as well as through the night. I will continue taking the ACV 3x a day. I also bought SLS free toothpast and will see if that will help. Can any advice me. Should I stay with the manuka honey and ACV, but dilute it again? I am worried that doing all this is hurting me not helping.
The PD is under my eyes, above my eyelids, on my forehead, on my nose the sides, all around my mouth, and of course on chin I have papsules everywhere. I look like a clown. It looks better, but still it doesn't look as it is close to going away. It just seems extremely stubborn and I don't know if I should give it more time or what. I go back to school in 2 weeks and I am losing hope. I really don't want to go back with my clown face.