OMG, I do have very very itchy skin since starting remicade, but its all only on my face (forehead region) and my shoulders, upper chest, upper back, and arms. Some places show a dry flaky skin, and some places actually have a few little flesh colored bumps (like hives), but most areas don't show anything visible, just itchy itchy itchy. The best investment I recently made was a back scratcher!! aww..heaven!! I asked my GI about
them at my last visit, he didn't think it was the remicade directly, except now my immune system is different, so what I could tolerate ok before I might not be able to now..such as shampoo and hair products. he advised trying hair stuff with no perfumes ,etc. We'll see what happens, but to be honest, to put up with some itchiness is just fine as long as I stay in this remission!!
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 20 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.