Glad to see your question about acne.
My background, Crohns DX 10yrs ago, extremely well managed with Imuran for 8yrs. Went off it last Jan 08, to confirm remission a colonoscopy was done 9/08. whoops. Not in remission, silent and active. Restarte Imuran, only to get Drug induced Pancreatitis. Getting Insurance approval for Humira. I'm a nurse by profession, but am aware "I" am the patient here.
So. Last January, I started to get "pimples", (not true acne) on my upper back. A few at a time, but I am never without them. Slowly this has crawled down to my lower back. Never severe, but each 'pimple' make a freckle like scar. If you didnt know my back, you'd think I had freckles. These are scars. These have never ulcerated, and are more of an annoyance.
Been through the detergents, food, linens, anything that I would think to advise someone else to do. Finally went to a Dermatologist who gave RX for Ben. Peroxide and told me to buy a lougha (sp?) from Walmart. Not kidding. Bout blew up.
Well. It didnt help. Never went back. I have a great primary and GI, they are perplexed. I get to see the progression of how this has moved down, and scarred up my back. Its just a cosmetic annoyance that I dont know how to stop it! Here the tie in.
I noted some Immune diseases can cause skin problems
Has anyone else had minor skin conditions like this from Crohns? 3 of my MD's have evaluated this, not life threatening, just looking for some justification. Its gross to me, at 43, to have this.
Thanks for any ideas.