I am ON 6-MP since 3 weeks and OFF Prednisone since 10 days (Whoo hoo!!!).
I never had acne on Pred; in fact I had great skin on Pred. However, the last week on Pred at a dose of 5 mg, I started to develop pimples, mainly around my mouth and on my chin.
3 or 4 days ago, I had a warm shower and washed my face with my usual products. When I was done showering and toweling off, I noticed that my face was completely red and itchy, so was the front of my neck and actually the back of my neck, too (even behind the ears and close to the hairline). The redness/itchyness has not disappeared yet; in fact, I went and only washed my face with warm water since that incident, but the itch is driving me insane and I would love to take a scouring pad and rub it all over the sides of my face and my forehead, because the itch is killing me! I have no experience with acne, but I am pretty sure it is not acne. I do have little bumps and blotches on my face, but they don't look anything like zits! Or does acne itch?
Could this be from getting off the Prednisone or being on 6-MP since three weeks or coincidence? I do have some body rash and I blame winter itch for it, but the thing with my face and neck is something else. I could scratch all the time!! Like I said, I have not used any other products and the problems still persist with washing the face with only luke-warm water and putting Aquaphor or Eucerin on my face as a moisturizer.
Does that sound familiar to anyone? If it's not getting any better soon, I will go and see a dermatologist.
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Worst flare of my life since 8/2008,
finally showing improvement!! riding a rollercoaster of improvement and worsening
10 x Asacol a day
40 30 25 20 15 10 5 mg Prednisone
Flintstones Complete Vitamins