dry skin and crohns

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dreamer06
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   Posted 5/9/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have these dry patches on my arms that are small round circles like cirgaret burns almost.  I have tried lotions, and prescription creams but they wont go away.  I was wondering if being immune suppressed and having crohns can cause dry skin.  Or should I go see a derm?

isergodur
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   Posted 5/9/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I get this also.

Have not asked any of my docs about it but had one recently on my inner thigh.
It is mostly gone now but I can still see a red spot kind of like a scar.

It does not bug me so I don't give it much of attention, I only notice this spot because I can see it every time I go to the toilet tongue

If you have yours checked out it would be fun to hear what it is ;)
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
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gumby44
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   Posted 5/9/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
The small circles might be ringworm which is a fungal infection, (no worms involved...it's just what it is called) You should have a doc look at it, as it is very treatable
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation


pb4
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   Posted 5/9/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
As a kid I would frequently have skin issues (mainly severe eczema) and then it seemed as if I grew out of it (at least the severity) but I still would get skin issues like smaller patches/areas here and there of eczema and about 6 yrs ago I seemed to develop some other form of dermatitis which I had to get and RX cream for. Now for the last few yrs I just use extra virgine olive oil as my daily moisturizer all over my body (including my hair at night befor bed) and this has done my skin wonders. I know it sounds odd but I buy a bottle to keep in my bathroom so after my shower I moisturize with it and before bed.


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


isergodur
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   Posted 5/9/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely have this ringworm thing :) have to get that fixed
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


pb4
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   Posted 5/9/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
isergodur they can give you an oral RX to clear up the ringworm as well as a cream RX for it, the sooner you clear it up the better, knew this kid that had it on his head and he went bald looking cuz of it until it got cleared up...pretty scarry and it's very contagious too.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


duplessis3
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   Posted 5/9/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Get it checked out. I had something on my lip that turned out to be skin cancer. So I'd go to a dermo.
Finally diagnosised with crohns. Psoriasis, rosecea, sebborhea, contact dermatitis, food allergies.

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