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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive found a bunch of flat warts on my knees and arms, the doc thinks it may be related to my weakened immune system due to Crohns. Any
tips on how to treat these?

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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Home freeze off kit works well, in my experience. For $10, you can't go wrong.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I get them too. They're malignant little things, and keep multiplying. I can't use the toxic OTC treatments because I'm on so much other medication, so mine get frozen too. Freezing isn't helping much, so they'll probably need to be cut out at some point... but they just grow back after surgery....
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   Posted 8/21/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have colonies too. The OTC freeze off didn't work for me. I'm going to see the derm about them next month. A derm at an IBD conference blamed them on the weakened immune system. Common thing apparently.

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   Posted 8/21/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. I never associated them with Crohn's. I have them all over the bottom of one heel. Did go to a foot doctor and have had them go away using different applications but they come back and a few between the toes now. Don't bother me, just don't look very nice.
When my daughter was younger the doctor ordered a flu shot and that got rid of multiple warts on her hands.

57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, warts do seem to be common for crohn's sufferers. My husband gets them all the time. Most of the time, he freezes them off himself. However, he got a plantar wart on his foot that just wouldn't go away no matter how man times he blasted it, or put acid on it. His dermatologist referred him to a podiatrist who worked on it for a few months, and it still wouldn't go away. Then he tried pulse dye laser treatment, and now after over 10 months of treatment, they _think_ they've finally gotten rid of it. He's keeping his fingers crossed hoping that that's the end of that.

One of the reasons we bought equipment for a home gym, is because gyms are a big source of warts - lots of equipment is not wiped down, the locker room floors etc. Since he started working out at home, he doesn't get nearly as many warts as he used to - it's been a major improvement for sure.

Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, and in crohn's remission, knock on wood

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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW, I'm lucky, I've had CD for 18 yrs and never had a single wart in my entire life (I'm 42)...I've heard people can get them burned off at the doctors office though.

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

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   Posted 8/22/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I never thought about the immune system being involved with warts. Nice to know. I'm working on a plantar wart, and think I see a wart starting on my face. It's in an area I've had one before and did have good luck putting small slices of garlic on it overnight and it did go away without any scarring. It's just annoying to do and I smell garlicky at night, but I was worried about it leaving a mark.

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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a few just go away on their own. One did have to be zapped. Get them everynow and then since I was a kid before CD.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wikipedia (bless them) has useful info on this:
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

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   Posted 11/16/2013 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I deleted the comment you can delete yours as well if you like. I didnt mean ot post in this old thread. I have written my feelings in my newer thread. Feel free to give me your two cents on where I am coming from.
I'm becoming less defined, as days go by. Fading away, wellyou might say im losing the focus. Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.

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   Posted 11/17/2013 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Deleted mine as well. I have read your other already; I'll reply but I'm even more crap at this than I thought I would be :-/
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