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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 4/19/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok I am not sure if it's related, but Ever since taking the med's My skin especially on my hands are super dry, I put ton of lotion and baby oil gel on everyday and nothing seems to help. before taking the meds my skin was soft and not cracking.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas?
42 yr Female
Dx'd with Crohn's 03/31/10, Fibromyalgia 97, Allergies since birth, Anxiety 06, Depression 97, IBS 00,
Endometriosis 01,Anemia since teen years, Osteoarthritis 00, Diverticulosis 07.
Just started Prednisone 20mg, Imuran 50mg x2

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 10015
   Posted 4/20/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Sun sensitivity? Are you outside more often and exposing your skin, hands especially, to the sun? Some meds do lead to increased sun sensitivity, Imuran and 6MP in particular.

If it's not that, then I don't know. Could be general dehydration, I suppose.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 4/20/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I have horrible dry skin on my hands now......didn't used to. Was Dx'd with Crohn's last year so I'm not sure if there's a correlation there, just a coincidence or if like another poster said, dehydration. The only meds I take are a probiotic and enzymes so I don't have any prescriptions to blame for it. My hands get so dry they crack and bleed - and my skin is in such bad shape my hands look like those of an 80 year old. My Derm. said I've lost my protective barrier, gave me a topical steroid and barrier cream and honestly, they don't help. The dryness is creeping up my wrists and the tender skin there is becoming slightly discolored (a light brown). I found a barrier cream at a local pharmacy here called CeraVe, it's much cheaper than my Rx barrier cream ($50 co-pay!) and seems to work okay. The only issue is that I am a big hand-washer so I'm constantly washing it off, and since I shuffle paperwork all day it's hard to continually re-apply. I only get to put a good coating on at night before I go to bed. Maybe we need to drink more water. :) I just don't know.
38 y.o. F. Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2009.
Never had symptoms until after my daughter was born in 2006.
Currently taking probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Entocort on standby in the event of a flare.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 4/20/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel your pain...I have the most dry skin ever..Especially my hands and feet. I've always felt it was associated with Crohn's Diease.
My Goal is Not to let having Crohn's Define who I am........

45 year old Female

Diagnosed with Endometriosis in 1991 at age 27. Had to have a full hysterectomy. Treated for a herniated disc for about 5 years before being diagnosed with Crohn's in 2006. Had to have a bowel resection because of complete obstruction. Several Infections from surgery.

Medications: Pentasa ,Imodium, Flax/Fish& Borage Oil, B-12 injections once a month...Taken Humira, Asacol, Prednizone, and several others...

No Insurance - Or I would be on other Medications...Just can't afford them.

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