eczema(skin allergy) and UC connection

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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
During the spring season, I usually get very itchy and dry skin. My allergist thinks I have eczema. I was wondering if there is any connection between my eczema and UC, because I recently had a flare up too. Thanks.
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Eczema and psoarasis are thought to be auto immune conditions and it is very common for people with IBD's to have this. I have psoarasis along my hairline and once I started on 6mp, I no longer have any issue from this (thank heavens!).
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   Posted 5/2/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have eczema along with UC. People who have one autoimmune disease are significantly more likely to have others, unfortunately.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
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   Posted 5/2/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
     Funny you should bring this up.  I have neither psoriasis nor eczema but I do have ulcerative proctitis.  However, my dad had bowel issues, definitely diverticulitis, and maybe IBS and he had psoriasis...hmmm.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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