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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/30/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have UC.  Lately I have had really itchy skin.  I am on asacol and imuran but have been on both for years, so I don't think it is the medication. 
Does anyone have any thoughts on the cause?  Also, if anyone else gets this, what do they do to prevent it or make it feel better?

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 6/30/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   

id try some simple emollient in the bath and moisturiser cream a couple of times a day, dermol 500 emollient and doublebase moisturiser cream are both good.

If it persists then id ask your  doc.

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 6/30/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you itchy all over?
Definitely try a non-fragranced moisturiser and if the itching is concetrated in an area, use a bit of hydrocortisone cream.

Don't use soap all over your body (just the most important areas
;-)....maybe try Dove baby shampoo and body wash's mild.

Have you changed your laundry soap?

Is it hot and sticky where you live? Are any areas on your body red as well?

Do you get regular liver enzyme blood tests done?

Definitely let your doc know regardless.
*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
~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 !!!

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