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paintedsongs
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   Posted 4/8/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Does being on Prednisone make you more liekly to get sunburn? I am going to the dominican republic next week and someone said that to me today. I have lot so sunscreen already packed !
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 20mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ... ! Had second Remicade infusion to help treat the PG, 1 more to go.  


Stef17
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   Posted 4/8/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
YES! You will be photosensitive and you will not get just a regular sunburn. It feels more like a chemical burn (not that I've ever had one of those), but it really stings and still hurts even after the redness is gone. My advice to you - put on TONS of sunblock - 50+ But have fun in the D.R.!!!

sr5599
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/8/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I confess to being a tanning person. The only Crohn's drug I've seen on their list (or noticed as making more sensitive) is Cipro. I've been on steroids for 7 out of the last 9 months and never had an issue tanning except with the Cipro. Here's a link with a list of sun-sensitive meds: http://www.medicinenet.com/sunburn_and_sun-sensitizing_drugs/page8.htm

Just noticed MTX on the list...


--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl

Post Edited (sr5599) : 4/8/2008 10:43:07 PM (GMT-6)


sammies
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
While on prednisone, I always freckled terribly on my face and burned easier. But I did enjoy the Dominican with some strong sun screen. I like the blue lizard stuff--sold in CVS. The resort we went to had plenty of shaded areas and umbrellas. Stayed hydrated--the air is warm and the food may be salty. HAVE A GREAT TIME!!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa


Crohn'snme
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of sunblock and enjoy that trip! Sounds wonderful!!!! Enjoy and good health to you.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I had to curb my love for the sun this past summer due to Pred was out fishing on a hazy day and got burnt badly


Lotsa sunsceen and really try to enjoy your trip

Hoping to hear how it goes when you get back

LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
 
   
 
                   
 

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