I've had a facial rash for a while now, since I was on Remicade. At first I thought it was a malar (sp?) rash like in Lupus because I was having Remicade serum sickness, but my doctors said it was a different kind of rash, they said maybe it's rosacea. I was on Prednisone for an acute flare and obstruction and the rash got better, but then when I tapered off, it got worse. Now it's better again on the 6MP, got a little worse when I had to stop taking the 6MP because of stomach pains and a head cold.
All I know for sure is that it's inflammatory in nature since the antiinflammatories and immunosuppressants seem to make it better. One of these days when I can stop going for zillions of GI doctor visits and tests I'll make an appointment with a dermatologist, but I'm not getting my hopes up that he'll know what it is either.
In the mean time, I wear more makeup when I go out, and make sure to scrub it off well when I come home. It is a little better again on the 6MP, but not completely gone.
49 years old, Crohn's Disease
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.