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Joseph B.
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed since I've had crohns that I've developed a rash on my skin that seems to keep popping up. My face gets very dry and scaly and I get a rash that itches like crazy and will make my forehead look really swollen and even bruised. I'm on cod liver oil. I take it twice daily but it doesn't seem to really help. Know anything about this?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having problems with a rash on my face, too.  I thought I'd developed an allergy to my face cleanser and/or moisturizer, so I stopped using them both.  It helped a little bit, but it's been almost a month since I've used either one, and I'm still scaly and itchy.  I don't have any solutions for you, but I can sympathize.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
If you find an answer to the itchy rash let me know. I have been battling it for 4 years now.
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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if you take supplements, but vitamin E may help, both taken as a supplement and applied to the rash/scaly skin. Both vitamin A and E are among the many vitamins that are usually deficient in Crohn's. There is usually enough vitamin A in multivitamins, but the amount of vitamin E is barely adequate even for healthy people. I take extra vitamin E and C (C restores used vitamin E in the body) in addition to the multivitamin.
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