73Monte...I believe the skin issues are related to the CD in the auto immune sense like pb said. I do not officially have excema or any other diagnosis, but I get many skin related issues. The occur when I flare and also when I catach any kind of viral infection or a severe cold. I think the immune system is weakened then by fighting off the othe issues and the skin problems arise.
I am extremely fair skinned and have excema and skin cancer in my parental family hsitory. I watch my skin carefully. Try to protect her skin as much as possible [like I have to tell a Mom that
] from extreme sun and also cold. I have found that sweat can bring on an attack on my face. I keep a towel by if it is hot or I am working out to keep dabbing my face...especially where my glasses touch my skin.
I also found a very gentle skin cleanser & toner and a seprate moissturizer that have helped keep my face from problems the last two years. Let me know if want the brands.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]