I am a healthy 23-year-old female. For my entire life, until now, I have always had very clear facial complexion and have never had to do much to achieve that. However, for the past couple months I have had a facial rash that gets progressively better and worse. At its worst, it was a red, oily, tight rash on my chin that extended around both sides of my mouth and then underneath my nose. It also itched, but not severely, and it had some small red blisters in it. One time I even woke up with swollen red lips that also had burning blisters around the edges along with split corners! At first I thought it was Perioral Dermatitis, so I put some apple cider vinegar (ACV) on it to dry it out because I had read online that ACV could cure it. It certainly dried it out and appeared to make it better after 2-3 days. I then went to my family doctor about it, and he thought it was an allergic reaction to either my makeup or my birth control pill (I take Sprintec). He gave me Desoximetasone Cream 0.05%, and that suppressed it after using it for 3 days. However, after about 4 days of being off of the cream, the rash came back. Here are some specifics about the rash:
1.) Heat makes it worse. Any physical exertion makes it worse/redder; taking warm/hot showers makes it redder.
2.) It looks its best first thing in the morning after I just wake up; it isn't red at all then. However, after I've been up for about 10 minutes, it starts getting red again.
3.) It appears to get worse after I drink any alcohol.
I have made changes to my diet, makeup, shampoo, and even to my toothpaste in my attempt to narrow down to what is causing it, and I CANNOT figure it out. I don't have any known allergies. Since using the ACV 2 weeks ago and since using the Desoximetasone Cream 1 week ago, it is now flat but still red. Please help me.