Red rash in middle of chest

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John510
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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 7/21/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys I have this red rash in the middle of my chest. Its been there for a couple months now. I tried using coratid, neos****e, and wash it really well but it never went away. It used to to itch but doesnt anymore. I can only descirbe it as red little sores. Right int he middle of my chest. Sometimes when I sleep at night on my stomach I wake up and my shirt is dirty from I guess these poppin...anyone have any idea what this could be. Doesnt look like reguler pimples and I only have few pimples on my face. Also starting to notice something simialr on neck now..any ideas?

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 7/23/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
John, I've been waiting for someone to say they have this, too!
 
I got my red chest rash about 12 years ago. After living with it for about six months, I finally went to a dermatologist. He diagnosed it as recurring bacterial foliculitis, which is a type of acne. Using benzoyl peroxide washes kept it under control for about ten years, but it never went away until I had my Crohn's diagnosis, and went on my first round of prednisone. The prednisone made the foliculitis go away, as well as several other rashes I had (sebhorreic dermatitis and psoriasis). I guess auto-immune diseases just really confuse the bejesus out of your immune system. Getting it regulated brings things back on track. I no longer have to use any sort of benzoyl peroxide washes to keep my chest clear.
 
I used Oxy Wash (which was way expensive), but the best stuff I used was a soap bar that contained 10% benzoyl peroxiede. I'd use a Spin Spa (battery powered rotating shower brush) with the soap bar to really scrub the affected area. It'll take about a week to see results, but it should clear you right up. Just don't stop using it once the rash goes away, or it'll come right back.
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Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.


John510
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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 7/23/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey crohnsdaddy thanks for the reply. Yeah it sucks becuase I am embarssed to take my shirt off now.

Anyway are you saying the pred made it go away...or the oxy wash, soap with BP and scruber everyday took care of it?

Please let me know I would love to get this away

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 7/25/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
The Benzoyl Peroxide washes kept it "in check", but never completely cleared it up; I had to keep using it every day. For about ten years, in fact. The prednisone that I'm currently on (20-25mg/day), as well as all the other stuff (azasan, humira, etc.) are now keeping the rash from coming back. I no  longer have to use the benzoyl peroxide washes.

Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
 
Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.

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