is facial rash steroid induced?

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   Posted 8/10/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a question for anyone who may have experienced similar symtpoms.  I have been on a very slow taper of pred for UC.  Down to 1mg a day and almost over.  On Remicade every 6 weeks. Recently I have developed a rash on the sides of my face in the nasolabeal folds that extends down the side of my mouth.  It burns at times and at times it clears up.  I have researched it and it could be steroid induced rosacea.  I also use a cortisone nasal spray whch the research says could contribute.  My UC symtoms have gotten better very slowly with the extra use of cortenemas twice to three times a week.  Can too much cortenema cause this or as well too much cortenema cause inflammation over healing inside the colon as well?  I am so close to feeeling like in remission, but I still get urgency first thing in the morning, and some mucus only at 6pm in the evening?  Does anyone have any advice?

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   Posted 8/11/2008 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey i dont know if it the same rash but i am also on pred but 20mg and a couple of weeks ago i had a burning rash round the sides of my mouth and on my chin.... I justused this eczema cream and it went away after a few days..... U could try it as well ummmmm the brand is called Oilatum... it says it for eczema and itchydry skin conditions!!


I hope tht is some help to u!!


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   Posted 8/11/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Been there done that.....hubby had a roseacea outbreak twice. First time the antibiotic took care of it. I did not know about Healing Well at the time and the antibiotic was probably NOT the best thing to add complications to his flaring. Dove soap or Cetaphil soap is what the dermatologist asked him to use on his face.

Due to on and off prednisone it returned with a vengeance. He was prescribed a topical cream which helped but did not get rid of it. Then it turned into a seborriah(?) type thing and a different cream prescribed for that.

He has great skin and was a mess. Fortunately after he got off the prednisone as the Mayo Dr told us it did go away. It took about 2 months after that.

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 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month

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   Posted 8/11/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i had very dry skin afer coming off prednisolone for about 2 months, particularly around my mouth

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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   

dry skin was the norm for me until I was able to stay off of prednisone.  And it actually worsened my acne and gave me the wonderful moon face.  I really hated it.  I also wondered if the colazal had anything to do with those symptoms as well??  The key for me was getting off the steroids.  Good luck.



diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily



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