Ms Carter, I believe you are probably either an anomaly or more likely will see after a while that the Elidel will not work. I developed perioral dermatitis from steroid use and also tried Elidel and then Protopic. Neither helped. The only thing that helped was completely stopping the topical steroids and going through a difficult withdrawal. I am nearly completely cleared. It’s interesting that you said you “came across the Elidel cream.” I don’t know what that means but it’s interesting that it wasn’t your doctor who came across or recommended it.