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Red_34
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   Posted 12/30/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
After I increased my dosage of 6mp, my skin got super sensitive.  I normally use a acne wipe like Clearisil on my face at night but one  morning after, I developed a red rash under my nose and on my chin.  So I stopped using the Clearisil on those areas and started using Eucherin calming cream to help stop the burn.  It helps control the redness a little but it isn't going away after 6 weeks.  Should I be concerned that it could be something else?  What other type of otc rash creams are good?
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jujub
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   Posted 12/30/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
You might try an OTC steroid cream like Cortaid. It won't be systemically absorbed, and may calm the inflammation in your skin.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


Mamas Boys
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   Posted 12/30/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Try Aquafor.  It's great for skin rashes.

KTM


Red_34
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   Posted 12/30/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the suggestions! I will try them and see if it helps.
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quincy
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   Posted 12/30/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry, what are you washing your face with?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


dakotagirl
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I LOVE aquaphor for skin irritations. It even helps little cuts heal up faster :)

I'm curious what you're using on your face too. With the increase in sensitivity, it might be time for something less harsh - maybe unscented too. I noticed that I'm even more sensitive to anything with scent in it now - after starting Imuran.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm washing my face with plain soap - Lever 2000 and a washcloth. I have Euchrin face wash but I haven't used that much lately - maybe I should switch back to that?
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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pb4
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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll bet you anything that changing what you use is what brought it on...for now I would use either just plain water until your rash clears up or go straight to using Clinique which is something you might want to stick with using as it was the only soap I could use as a kid when I suffered with very severe eczema all over my body excluding my fact. And use a clinique moisturizer on your face as well, since those of us with eczema need to keep our skin moisturized...you could also try extra virgine olive oil on your rash to see if that gets rid of it...problem is with using harsh soaps and such like lever 2000 is not only does it hurt our skin but gets absorbed by our entire system.

:)
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julee70
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   Posted 12/31/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I would stay away from any steroid creams regularly. Your skin can become "steroid dependent" too, in a way, and when you cease using them, it can get worse. If you have little red bumps around your nose and mouth, search the board here for "perioral dermatitis" since there was a discussion recently about that.

For something that hasn't gone away in weeks, you're best off seeing a dermatologist. I've had some temporary skin problems too (but not from the 6MP) and they went away with the proper creams that were prescribed by the dermatologist. I know it's a pain to go to yet one more doctor, but if it doesn't clear up soon I would definitely go. :)
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Red_34
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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Julee - I looked up perioral dermatitis and that is exactly what I have! When I looked at the pictures it looked like my chin and upper lip area. But some of those pics were a bit extreme and I think maybe I have a mild case of it. I don't have the red bumps, but the rash is exactly where it was in those pictures. Off to look up that post......thanks a bunch :)
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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Red_34
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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm Ok, either I need more coffee or I can't find that post. Help? :) But I was reading up on this and it says that it usually appears after using a steroid cream - that's not always the case is it? Because I have never used a steroid cream on my chin and upper lip.
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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jujub
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   Posted 12/31/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
"Perioral dermatitis" is any rash around the mouth. Peri=around; oral=mouth; derma=skin; titis=inflammation or rash.

Just a clarification.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 12/31/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry - I would think that the Lever is far too harsh for your skin. I would suggest getting a facial cleanser. The Clinique brand that pb4 recommended is completely fragrance free. I find it very soothing. The only problems I see with it are: you must go to a department store with a Clinique counter to buy it and it's pricery that your regular store brands.

Another question: I find that when hubby doesn't shave often enough, MY skin gets irritated by his whiskers. Any change in your hubby's facial hair??? Usually I can blame a breakout on my chin and around my mouth on him ;-)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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expecting226
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   Posted 12/31/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry - You might also want to try Cetaphil. It's a very gentle cleanser that is inexpensive and can be purchased at any drug store.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


Red_34
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   Posted 12/31/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope, no change of whisker patterns from the hubby. He's got the same mustache and goatee from 10 years ago. Trust me, I would love to blame this on him too! :)
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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quincy
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi..nix the soap totally...ESPECIALLY the one you're using.

I personally like Clinique DDML for lotion...used it for a very long time. I use Cetaphil cleanser.

But....since you have lots of problems with your skin, consider to use Cliniderm line...I would suggest the cream instead of the lotion...it will soothe, protect and help the rash. Not a lot of stuff in it.
 
You don't NEED toner considering the fragility of your skin...wait until it's cleared up completely. 

http://www.canderm.com/page.asp?intNodeid=21382

 

quincy


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


julee70
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
hi Sherry,
Try this link to the past discussion:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=985164
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Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


Red_34
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   Posted 12/31/2007 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Julee, that was the thread I was trying to find but I didn't know the title of it. Ok, I'm almost positive this is what I have then because my rash is the same as what others were talking about and what I seen on the internet. I started back using my Eucerin face wash to see if that helps, if not then I will try the others that you all recommended. It's strangely itchy right now, kind of like I got a sunburn under my nose feeling but when I look in the mirror, it looks no worse then what it was...odd. But in the existing thread about the face rash, some of you mentioned you got a rash after coming off pred.....do you suppose the same thing could be true for steroid enemas?
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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julee70
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   Posted 12/31/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it could possibly be from the steroid enemas. Or, it could just be one of those unrelated things. Apparently people get this mysteriously sometimes, without any sense of what triggered it. I've actually had two different skin conditions like that. After a few months, they were gone just as quickly as they showed up.

The cream that helped me the most was MetroLotion (and also another version of it, MetroGel). It was by prescription.

Just out of curiosity, did you switch toothpastes or do you eat a lot of cinnamon? Both toothpaste and cinnamon were mentioned in a pamphlet as possibly aggravating the condition. It's far easier to live without cinnamon than without toothpaste! I was thinking of switching to Tom's of Maine natural toothpaste if mine didn't clear up.
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Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


Red_34
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   Posted 12/31/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I've used the same toothpaste for almost a year now...Crest - proffesional I believe it is. And no, not alot of cinnamon.
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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