Skin disorders/exczema?

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73monte
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   Posted 12/30/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know if skin disorders like exczema or psoriasis have any conection to Crohn's? My daughter has had mild exczema since birth. It has a similar pattern to immune system disorders. Sometimes it's all but gone, followed by times when there's a flare up, usually localized to one particular area. 
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


pb4
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Those skin conditions are also auto-immune diseases so in that sence they are related...and what you're describing can be typicaly of them...you should still try to treat them with RX so they don't get out of control and then become harder to treat...that's what I do with my eczema issues.

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gdaisy
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   Posted 12/30/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
check into psoritic arithitis it is a autoimmune disease once you are dx with one autoimmune such as crohns you are likely to get others

73monte
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   Posted 12/30/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   

<<<Those skin conditions are also auto-immune diseases so in that sence they are related...and what you're describing can be typicaly of them...you should still try to treat them with RX so they don't get out of control and then become harder to treat...that's what I do with my eczema issues.>>>

Just bought some Spectro excema cream to try. I think it's some type of cortisone cream. Hopefully it helps. 


My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 12/31/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
73Monte...I believe the skin issues are related to the CD in the auto immune sense like pb said. I do not officially have excema or any other diagnosis, but I get many skin related issues. The occur when I flare and also when I catach any kind of viral infection or a severe cold. I think the immune system is weakened then by fighting off the othe issues and the skin problems arise.
I am extremely fair skinned and have excema and skin cancer in my parental family hsitory. I watch my skin carefully. Try to protect her skin as much as possible [like I have to tell a Mom that :-)] from extreme sun and also cold. I have found that sweat can bring on an attack on my face. I keep a towel by if it is hot or I am working out to keep dabbing my face...especially where my glasses touch my skin.
I also found a very gentle skin cleanser & toner and a seprate moissturizer that have helped keep my face from problems the last two years. Let me know if want the brands.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


miguelblanco
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had a patch of exczema on my right thumb just about ever since I started getting Crohn's symptoms. My mom also has Crohn's and she has exczema as well. Cortizone creams from the dermatologist seem to help, but the patches never seem to go away. I invision my Crohn's in my bowel to be very much like the patch of exczema on my thumb. A small nagging patch that flares and then settles down but won't go away. If anyone told me they're not related, I'd say they are crazy.

Gloriousm84
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had exczema when I was a kid as well as during high school especially during soccer season. My sister has psoriasis, and as others have said it is also an autoimmune disease so sometimes they can be linked since people who have autoimmune diseases are more likely to have another. If you notice many of the medications are the same for crohns, psoriasis and arthritis.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


73monte
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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   

<<<I had exczema when I was a kid as well as during high school especially during soccer season. My sister has psoriasis, and as others have said it is also an autoimmune disease so sometimes they can be linked since people who have autoimmune diseases are more likely to have another. If you notice many of the medications are the same for crohns, psoriasis and arthritis.>>>

I don't mean to pry, but I've never heard of such a young girl having to have her spleen and galbladder out at age 6. What would have prompted this? I hope you're doing well now, and thanks for responding.  


My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 1/1/2008 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a patch of exzema on my left hand . Just like the thumb....it never goes away....gets worse from time to time , then it improves. ...but its always there. It crackes and bleeds, gets really thick and inflamed. I too think of my CD as much the same thing only in my GI track.
Mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 

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