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uc_free
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   Posted 7/21/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else dealing with acne?  I get these little red bumps on my forehead that I know have to be med-related.  I am thinking they are from the Pentasa, but not too sure.  If anyone else gets "bumpy", what kind of skincare do you use, and does it help?  Currently I am using Proactive and it is pretty useless. 
 
 
Tara

Diagnosed April 1998 - Pancolitis
Currently on (per day):
Pentasa 4 gms
Imuran 100 mgs


doors12
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   Posted 7/21/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Try using head and shoulders shampoo.  See my other posts about folliculitis.
 
althought if that's what you were having, i'd expect to hear you talk about painful swollen bumps beneath the skin on face/scalp/back etc...
 
Let us know if you try it and what the outcome is.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
 
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses. 


Red_34
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   Posted 7/21/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to get that and Head and Shoulders shampoo keeps it down to a minimum. I also am prone to cysts that pop up and disappear on their own. They tend to strike me around the eye brow area and along my hairline. Usually they resolve themselves. I also get these weird white or red zit things on my shoulders and chest. I have tried many things but I finally had to go to the doc for Clindamycin and Retin A. I know the ones I get on my shoulder are med related because they started after I began 6mp.
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bookworm21
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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been getting a lot of acne on my forehead and around my nose. I also have bumps on my scalp--is that folliculitis? The bumps on my face haven't been painful. I'm using Clean & Clear face wash and it has done NOTHING.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3rd infusion 07/08), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day
*exploring the option of surgery
 


doors12
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   Posted 7/24/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Comedy, I don't know.

But whatever I had didn't seem to respond to any of the standard zit creams (ie proactive), or for that matter, to washing my face. I used to get it a lot around the area where I shaved, around the eyebrows, between them, and later, smaller bumps on my forehead, as well as large painful ones on my scalp.

I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed differin and duac - i tried the differin for a few days and got really large cysts on my cheek, so i stopped following his advice. (He didn't bother to culture anything). He told me to use neutrogena T-gel shampoo, i guess it has coal tar in it. Well, that did seem to help the scalp thing out - but it didn't seem to prevent anything.

The head and shoulders shampoo has worked quite well - I do have to admit just recently I got a couple of these darned things on my face again - but at least it's somewhat under control now. My uneducated guess is that I have some kind of fungal folliculitis. I wish I knew more, as I have other skin problems elsewhere and would also like to apply the knowledge of what is going on to my UC if that's possible. I never had anything like this before UC, so obviously different from run of the mill zits.

If anyone reads this thread and has ideas about why head and shoulders would work, or alternative formulations better for skin vs hair, please chime in.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
 
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses. 


neondream
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 7/25/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Im on prednisone and suffering from acne as well, i work at sephora so i have literally tried everything!
I really like:

Peter Thomas Roth "Acne body wash" and "Acne buffing beads (face and body)" which also helped with my Keratosis Pilaris or "chicken skin" on the arms

Derma Doctor makes a acne serum called "Ain't Misbehavin" which I and all my coworkers love it clears up your skin really fast. You put it on before your moisturizer.

Natures Cure "Body acne treatment spray" is like $10 at the drug store.

I also have a problem with blemishes healing and I use Decleor "essential balm" at night and it helps if you have a dry scab that wont heal and it is anti inflammatory and detoxifying.

Ill have to try the head and shoulders cause i get them in my hairline too!
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15
Colonoscopy 7/2/08 now considered Severe Pancolitis :(

40mg prednisone (tapering from 60mg), Remicade (1st infusion 7/11), Prevacid, Multi Vitamin, Garden of Life Primal Defense Probiotic.
Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Mesalamine


Katmom
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Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 7/26/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughters skin has been a mess. We have been off of the Pred. for 2 weeks, and it is SLOWLY looking better. During the Pred. we were at the derm every 2 weeks for either a Glycolic acid peel, or a microderm abrasion session. They have done actual extractions and had her try many topical ointments. The last one is Tazarac, and it's pretty good stuff. The steroid induced acne enlarges your pores, and the Tazarac shrinks them. Not fast enough, but it does dry them out. The oils gets trapped very easily, and the small hard bumps appear most anywhere.
She also is very light sensitive, and after a day with too much sun, had rash like bumps on her arms legs and feet. Could be most anything..
Goodluck
Daughter,14 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .learning from you all.
Asacol, Prednizone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. @U of C, Comers twice this yr. Low residue diet still
began 6MP, ,horrible acne, and fearful of future.
trying probiotics, Omega 3, and keeping up with doc visits.

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