Entocort and healing

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my3suns
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/16/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Entocort for about 6 weeks.  I cut my leg about a week ago.  It is about an inch long and not very wide at all.  The cut looks inflamed and is surrounded by red.  My leg is really achy from about the knee down (I cut myself on my shin bone).  Do you think I should call my doc or am I getting worried for nothing.  Normally, I wouldn't give two thoughts to this situation, but since i am on Entocort and I typically heal very quickly, I am a little worried. 
 
Thanks!
my3suns
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis in September of 2006
Canasa
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in April 2008
My current meds are Rowasa Lialda and Entocort
Current state - Flaring


quincy
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   Posted 6/16/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Most definitely call your doc and get in asap or go to a clinic!!!

Have you been putting any antibiotic topical ointment on it since you cut it?

Leg injuries are more difficult to heal because of the constant pressure from walking, etc. If you have pants or socks rubbing on the area, then it'll be constantly irritated and leave it more open for invaders.

If it's gotten worse, I'd suspect it's an infection....and since you're on a steroid, it could take a lot longer to heal. Better to know for sure rather than it get worse.

Let us know the outcome.
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!


my3suns
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 6/16/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been putting antibiotic cream on it practically the entire time. I keep a bandage on it most of the time too b/c it hurts much worse when my pants or the air hits it. I just don't want to run to the doctor for nothing. It already seems like I go to the doc more than anybody else on the planet. I bet I've seen the doctor 20 times this year - I was in a car crash though so that was most of it. It won't hurt to call the nurse though, will it?

Thanks for your advice.

H.
my3suns
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis in September of 2006
Canasa
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in April 2008
My current meds are Rowasa Lialda and Entocort
Current state - Flaring


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 6/16/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Best not ignore anything that you're concerned with..especaily since it's taking this long to heal.

Definitely phone and don't make lightly of it, because the nurse will copy your "enthusiasm or lack there of" and it's not her call.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!


jujub
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Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 6/16/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Entocort is a steroid, which means it makes you much more susceptible to infections and much less able to fight them off. You need to be concerned about MRSA (resistant staph bacteria), which would need to be treated aggressively.

Don't wait to see if it gets better. Call now, and do make sure they know you're very concerned.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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