Itchy Leg Rash

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an extremely itchy rash that started on my right leg above my knee and has now spread to both legs (upper & lower).
I currently take Pentasa, Xifaxan and receive B-12 injections.
Anyone have something similar they can share?

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 7/27/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a rash on my legs, but I am also on pentasa and my legs randomly itch...BAD!  But not for long.  It's very wierd.  Usually my thighs and the sides of my knees.  Don't know if there's a connection...but I'll be keeping an eye on this post!

Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008! 
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
On Topamax twice daily for migraines (went off this in May to clear my system in order to get pregnant...only have had 1 headache since then...woohoo!!)
No longer on Nexium
I am 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years.  I cannot wait to try to have children so I want to get this under control!!

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 7/27/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I started a post quite awhile ago titled "itchy ankles"

Have a read!
  • 41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
  • resection surgery Feb. 2008
  • Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), citalopram,probiotic

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Crohn's can be responsible for all sorts of skin issues as we are often dehydrated and lose nutrients. When I had rashes on my thighs, face, and hands, I took selenium and vitamin e. Seemed to really help. I never tried vitamin e cream but did use otc cortizone and cortaid. However, might be good to check in with dermatologist or doc. Good luck!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa, just started humira

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 7/27/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a rash from the knees down , both legs , for years and years. No meds helped. When I was DX with crohns I found out that an itchy rash on the legs was a symptom. When I started on remicade the rash disappeared and I have not had any trouble with my legs . I do have a rash on my arms now that I cant seem to get rid of. Im still working on that..
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