Posted 4/30/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)
I’ve developed rosacea since starting the Humira. My GI said not to worry about it, but I knew that I didn’t want this rash on my face so I went and saw a GP (the way my insurance works is you have to see their GP to get a specialist referral) and he told me that it’s just a rash and that I should stop the Humira (yeah right!).
Yesterday, I went to a specialist and he told me it’s rosacea and flagyl as a topical is what they give for it. I had recently started a course of metro for crohn’s reasons and had noticed the rash got better, but didn’t connect it to the metro. So, the guy gave me some cream to use on it and wants to see me in a month. I shouldn’t really be surprised, my mother has rosacea and takes tetracycline for it. He says if the cream doesn’t work, we’ll try tetracycline for me if my GI says it’s ok.
My advice is to go see a dermopathologist.