Hopefully part of my message I just typed isn't here or elsewhere.....my husband had terrible roseacea due to the prednisone. Finally off the prednisone and as promised by the GI Dr it was clearing up - very slowly but clearing nevertheless. He needed to see the dermatologist for a mole (which was removed and came back abnormal and he has another deeper surgery scheduled soon - always something!) and the dermatologist also commented that although the roseacea was clearing up there was a seborrhea situation developing. He prescribed a special bar soap ZNP he gave us a sample of as I think it is about
$7 a bar and a different cream Desonide Cream 0.05% which really helped.
However coincidentally we were on a 2 week anti biotic regimine to get rid of H Pylori and maybe the anti biotics really helped to clear everything up??? Not sure but I seem to think it helped a lot.
However the darn prednisone just keeps affecting the complexion it seems when you are on that medication and all the dermatologist stuff out there just doesn't seem to clear it up as long as you are taking it.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month