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   Posted 6/21/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
just wondering i am suffering from rosacrea in face i am just wondering what would be a good
suncream to use there might be someone out there with the same complaint thanks i was using
gardnier50 but i do find its very sticky and sometimes it makes my face more red any help out there
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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   Posted 6/21/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on 6mp (similar to purinethol) and I know I am suppose to stay out of the sun. I use the best quality and highest number sunscreen I can get for my face. Usually one of the makeup counter brands, like Clinique or Estee Lauder with a #50 or higher, and I reapply every hour or so when I am out. I also cover up with a hat and I usually have on a lightweight coverup over my whole body. It kind of stinks but its better than a sun burn.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 6/21/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if you know anyone who sells it but I love just Mary Kay day lotion which has an SPF25. I hate sunblocks especially on my face so a face cream seems to be the best solution for me. I have worn just the SPF25 all aoround Disney in May and never burnt.
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening

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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My favourite sunscreen for my face is Neutrogena's suncreen lotion. It's not greasy at all, and it comes in really high SPF (I have a bottle of SPF100). Sorry I don't know about specifics for your condition - but my sister has really sensitive skin and the Neutrogena stuff doesn't bother her, so it might work for you, too. Best of luck!

Female, 29 y/o, dx Crohn's in June 2010, but probably had it for 10 years prior
Currently on 9 mg Entocort, plus elemental iron and calcium/vitamin D supplements

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   Posted 6/22/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone that gave me advise was usind garnier but found its very greesy and it makes my face more redder
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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   Posted 6/22/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it is really a trial and error process, so buy little bottles. I too use estee lauder, mary kay, clinique, prescriptives, and neutrogena (all the face cream ones), depending on how poor I feel when I need to buy more moisturizer.
But I have found what works best for me is staying out of the sun, but my issues have more to do with lupus rather then r.
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