pred and oily skin

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   Posted 1/30/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm new on pred and imuran. imuran is 50mg x3 pred 20mg. this day 7 for both drugs, a few days ago I started noticing my face being really oily, around nose area, is this the pred or imuran or both together. I was on entocort and definatly did this not occur.
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   Posted 1/30/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -7)

This listing will show all the side effects for Prednisone. Its the Pred causing the oily skin.

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   Posted 1/30/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Annoying, innit? It happens to me too, both with skin and hair.

You might find it settles with time, once your body adjusts to the new dosage.

If you are going to be on the pred for medium or long-term therapy, you might find it helpful to talk to a beauty consultant and see if you can get a new face wash (and even a toner) to suit your newly oilier skin. Yes, I *know* you're a bloke :-), but small changes to your skin care regime really can help.

Also, you might find it helpful to wash your face more frequently. Experiment, and you'll probably be able to work out whether it needs bathing twice a day, three times a day, or whatever.

If you're at work and can't wash, you might find it helpful to carry a small bottle of toner and a few cotton buds with you, just to get rid of some of the oil, and you can use that whenever you pop into the bathroom.

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   Posted 1/30/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same thing with the Prednisone. It's getting better though as I wean of it so hoping that it will settle as soon as I stop taking it altogether.
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Currently weaning off Prednisone and just started Imuran

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   Posted 1/30/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
  You could maybe try brewer's yeast soap. It is about £10 a bar (lasts forever in our house with 3 people using it ) and it is fab at controlling grease/acne etc. Would highly recommend. Can buy it online but not sure (as of yet-first post) whether I can name the company!!

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   Posted 1/30/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
bum wipes, they have these packages that have 1 per package, they're hand wipes, work perfect i grabbed some at work today, 1st day at work with my med's so i was able to wipe around my nose area and cheeks and eyebrow area, but i feel like I need to wipe off my face 3-4 times thru out my shift, a little relief. thanks for the the ides'a but yea basically good old baby bum wipes

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