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   Posted 6/1/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,Iv'e been on Humira for about eight mths,I think I have developed rosacea,my face easily gets flushed,sometimes very red,and somewhat burns.  Any thoughts??  I don't know much about it??
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   Posted 6/1/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I read somewhere that something like 14 million people in the US have rosacea. I never knew I had rosacea until I got a copy of some medical records prior to an out-patient surgery and read the notes. Two different doctors had observed I had rosacea. When I brought it up to my PCP, he poo-pooed it. I have the redness and the many small visible blood vessels on the face. My skin is also very dry. Fortunately I do not have the acne component of rosacea. I have become a fanatic about my skin, keeping it clean, moisturized, and protected from the sun. It has helped in that my pronlem has not gotten any worse. Perhaps you should think about consulting a dermatologist to get ahead of this since you just have noticed the problem. Let us know what you find out.
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   Posted 6/1/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
use head and shoulders instead of soap.
try to get yur pH less acidic with different foods. monitor your potassium. if there is a day it doesnt burn as bad try a lil olive oil on skin.

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   Posted 6/1/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynn . . . not to scare you, but I think Humira can cause drug induced lupus. Your "rosacea" may be a malar rash. Make sure to make your doctor aware of this and to note any other new symptoms.


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   Posted 6/1/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My eye doctor told me I have it b/c I had an eye problem that only appears with Rosacea. I had no idea, but now I am sure my Mom has it too. I haven't done anything about it other than having to wash my eyes w/ baby shamppo to prevent future eye problems.
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   Posted 6/7/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I just talked to my doctor,I am a procrastinator ,sometimes,anyhoo,he does not think it's drug induced lupus,but is doing lab work to prove it,if it's not,then I stay on it,if it is ,there is another med,but I forgot the name.He just went to a huge conference,with Humira being one of the main topics,and many patients do get red from it,but have great results,which I have had,so if my labs are negative,I will see a dermatologist to get something to decrease my redness,which is much worse at work then at home anyways.  ANybody know of any good creams to take some redness away??

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   Posted 6/9/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, actually, I had good results with a product by Camocare, but I don't remember the name of it.  works right away.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Clinique has a line of "redness solutions," facial wash and other products. I use the daily protective base, SPF 15 under my foundation. I don't know if I have rosacea, but I seem to just have red, dry skin that burns easily. I think the Clinique stuff helps a little. I get an inflamed eyelid now and then and have to use the baby shampoo too! Maybe it's all more crohnnie stuff...I just never connected it!
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