I am not sure what is helping could be a combo of diet and oil I use. But I use coconut oil and oregano oil. Oregano oil burns but coconut oil is refreshing. I started with coocunt oil and it seemed to be working around my ears and when my oregano came in I started using that as well and now my rash above my upper lip and around my nose is starting to clear up. I am not 100% what is doing it and I dont care 🙂 I am just happy that its clearing up.