Scarlet504 - 6mp and face rash?

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Red_34
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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed in another post that you mentioned that you developed a rash on your face due to 6mp.  I thought I was the only one here that had this! I didn't develop the rash right away with the 6mp usage, more like a year or so after I was on it.  I have had allergy testing and nothing has every shown up and I switched to a more gentler face wash.  This seemed to help but I can't go a day without using Elidel (which is a prescription) or my rash comes back.  My primary thinks that it may be from the 6mp.  Where is the rash on your face?  Mine is under my nose at the corners and on my outer chin area.  At it's worse, it spread to my left cheek but I haven't had that in a while.  What do you do for your rash?
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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Red_34
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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
:)
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Scarlet504
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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry,

that is EXACTLY where I have my rash! I also get lots of zits around the mouth and chin as if I was a teenager again. Sometimes I thought that it is just dry skin, because it feels so coarse and so I used a exfoliating skin scrub for sensitive skin by Olay. That didn't work. I now use NOXEMA. I use the wash paste in that little blue tub and also the "blackhead remover" wash with the exfoliating stuff every three days or so and that works for me. It makes my skin smoother, the itching has stopped and it looks better. I am familiar with Elidel, because I sometimes get dyshydrotic (sp) eczema on the palm of my hands for whatever reason.

The Noxema definitely works for me, it has that anti-acne stuff in it. And also, the skin of my neck is totally coarse. I used to get a rash there too, but that has faded away. It just feels coarse and sometimes itches.
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins


Red_34
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   Posted 3/18/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't get the zits but I am prone to cysts. It seems since starting on 6mp, the cysts are becoming more frequent and persistant. I've already had 3 removed off the sides of my face and one drained plus I've had others in random places around my face that usually resolve on their own. It seems that now these cyst like things are now becoming a problem around my jaw line. Cysts are herditary for me though since my father has them as well as my brothers. I haven't tried Noxema for my face wash yet but I may give that a go since I do have blackheads. Right now I am just using Cetaphil cleanser along with the Elidel.

Thanks Scarlett :)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/18/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to get those cyst-like zits on my chin--I'm not sure if they were actually cysts or not, but they would get big and sore, but never come to a head or anything, then eventually go away. I used to use Mary Kay products, but switched to Philosophy products about two years ago. I haven't had any since then. Some friends of mine who have worse problems use one of their serums, I think something in their "on a clear day" line of products. I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules here! Anyway, their stuff isn't cheap, but it lasts a long time and I'm really happy with it! Let me know if you want any more info about their products (and where to order from to save a bit of $$ on it!).
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Red_34
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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure Fruitgirl. Shoot me an email with the info if you can please :) I'm always on the lookout for sensitive skin friendly products.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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julee70
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   Posted 3/18/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you seen a dermatologist? I had a rash that even a dermatologist couldn't explain-- he knew what it was but couldn't tell me why it just appeared.. Then I went to a second dermatologist who said it was perioral dermatitis due to stopping taking prednisone! Apparently stopping steroids can cause a rash-like thing around the mouth. (It sucks and it hurts!) The first dermatologist made me think I was going to have it for the rest of my life. The second dr. saw the connection to my drugs. I also learned that lots of the products I was using were making it worse!

So I would suggest seeing a great dermatologist if you have one. Maybe it's not the 6MP but something else?

I hope it clears up!
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Lialda, Asacol foam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine, Cortifoam)
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy


Ouchie2
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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have problems with cyst type lumps usually under my chin and on my neck..I noticed them before I started 6MP and I now take doxycycline ....I also noticed I get a rash on my face when on high doses of prednisone and used doxycycline for that too...
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38 year old female
UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
Asacol
Mercaptopurine (6MP)
Doxycycline


Red_34
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
No I haven't seen a dermatologist because I didn't see much point in it. What can he/she do for me that my primary can't?? I think the derm will just tell me it's perioral dermatitis just as my primary has. Tell me that it's med related and that there isn't much they can do for it. I haven't been on steroids so I can't blame it on that :) And the rash appeared before I started on cortesteroid neck injections.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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Scarlet504
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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, one more thing. It helps me tremendously when I slather that Noxema paste (the wash paste you get in the little round jars) on my dry face, have a shower and wash the paste off the last thing before I finish my shower. That way that Noxema stuff sits on my face for a while and I found it helps the skin feeling and looking extra-smooth and that irritating itching stops. You might want to try it. Noxema tingles by the way, there is mint oil or eucalyptus in there. So if it tingles, there is nothing wrong with you. You can get trial sizes for Noxema if you do not want to buy the regular size just to find out that it won't work or you don't like it.


Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Meds
6 x Asacol a day
75 50 mg 6-MP
Align (probiotic)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins

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