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isergodur
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   Posted 3/12/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a small crack on my upper lip that does not seem to heal :S i dont have herpes or anything like that but i have never had this until i got Crohn's
It will not heal and it is always bleeding so i look like some crazy chick who has been drinking blood, and i look scary enough as is with my beautiful moonface hehe..

Does anyone have some advice for me ? i does not seem to heal :(

And i also seem to be developing a sore in my navel, this crohn's stuff is full of surprises..
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort


Ides
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   Posted 3/13/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Is the crack in the very middle of the upper lip? Regardless of the location, there are a couple things you need to be aware of. Could you perhaps be licking the crack without being aware you are doing it? Sometimes, people will further annoy sores or cuts by touching them without thinking about it. What have you used to keep the area from drying out? If your lips get dry, it will cause the area to "re-crack." If the product you have been using contains alcohol, it can cause it to dry out more. Vaseline or petroleum jelly, while greasy, should provide a layer of protection.

That sore in your navel needs to be watched. If it is getting red, inflamed, or sore when you touch it, please get your doctor to take a look at it. People with CD can get fistulae that exit out through the abdomen. I'm not saying that is whet you have - just that you need to be aware of the possibility.
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isergodur
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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ides said...
Is the crack in the very middle of the upper lip? Regardless of the location, there are a couple things you need to be aware of. Could you perhaps be licking the crack without being aware you are doing it? Sometimes, people will further annoy sores or cuts by touching them without thinking about it. What have you used to keep the area from drying out? If your lips get dry, it will cause the area to "re-crack." If the product you have been using contains alcohol, it can cause it to dry out more. Vaseline or petroleum jelly, while greasy, should provide a layer of protection.

That sore in your navel needs to be watched. If it is getting red, inflamed, or sore when you touch it, please get your doctor to take a look at it. People with CD can get fistulae that exit out through the abdomen. I'm not saying that is whet you have - just that you need to be aware of the possibility.


Yes it is in the middle of the upper lip, i have been using Blistex but i will try vaseline. i must bee licking it with out knowing shocked

I am always sore in my navel but the sore is not big but getting bigger and the bottom of the navel is read, i try to let it be and not irritate it, can you get fistulas while you are on remicade ?
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort


Trigirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I find I get lots of cuts and sores on skin because of body"s disease. I use bacitracine ointment which is medicated vaseline type stuff. Hope you feel better soon.
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