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   Posted 12/23/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if eczema is associated with Crohn's? I'm not 100% sure it is eczema, but I recently started having issues on the skin behind my ears. I used to have issues as a kid, but since then I never had any problems until recently. Anyone else have this issue?

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   Posted 12/23/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to get it on a few areas before I was diagnosed (was having symptoms, as I look back at it) but it seems to have disappeared. A good lotion always seemed to help.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

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   Posted 12/23/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it can can get an RX for cortisone cream to clear it up, if it's really severe you may need antibiotics and cream for it.


kia c.
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   Posted 12/23/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   

I used to have eczema as a kid ... and as I got older, the only place I had it was on my hands (between my fingers, on my palms, the knuckles).  But shortly after I started taking all the Crohns medications, my eczema stopped.  That was eight years ago.  Now, I occassionaly get a patch under my wedding ring ... but that's like once a year.  Go figure. 



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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 171
   Posted 12/23/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion USP, 0.1% is the best treatment I've found.

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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   Posted 12/23/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My Daughter had eczema long before having Crohn's. She's used Spectro cream, and had very good success with it.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.

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   Posted 12/24/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I deal with eczyma too. It's a pain, especially when you're already dealing with other illnesses.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/26/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I been taking Humira I had bad eczyma . I can not get it under control. The Doctors that I have been using said I am not allergic to it . The Humira doesn't seem to be helping my crohns either so I don't know what to do.

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   Posted 12/28/2009 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Got eczyma while on 40 mg of prednisone. Once I stopped the prednisone the eczyma went away.
Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal illeum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Resected gall bladder Dec 2009. Crohn's has been active since early 2003. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.

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