Posted 11/4/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)
I've had a facial rash for a while now, since I was on Remicade. At first I thought it was a malar (sp?) rash like in Lupus because I was having Remicade serum sickness, but my doctors said it was a different kind of rash, they said maybe it's rosacea. I was on Prednisone for an acute flare and obstruction and the rash got better, but then when I tapered off, it got worse. Now it's better again on the 6MP, got a little worse when I had to stop taking the 6MP because of stomach pains and a head cold.
All I know for sure is that it's inflammatory in nature since the antiinflammatories and immunosuppressants seem to make it better. One of these days when I can stop going for zillions of GI doctor visits and tests I'll make an appointment with a dermatologist, but I'm not getting my hopes up that he'll know what it is either.
In the mean time, I wear more makeup when I go out, and make sure to scrub it off well when I come home. It is a little better again on the 6MP, but not completely gone.