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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/22/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Good morning everyone!


I recently got out of the hospital after a bout with what they tell me was "super infection" due to my UC.


Here's my question. I have had bug bite like sores come up on the back of my hands and a few on my arms. They don't hurt but look just like a bug bite and are getting bigger.


I went to my GI for a follow-up yesterday and he said that it was one of the effects of UC.


Has anyone else had this issue and it so, what can I do about it?  I plan to see a Dermatologist ASAP but I need to know what I am dealing with.  I know that I don't have any other infections because all the blood cultures came back negative.



38 years old - UC 12/06
Remicade since 11/07


Pentasa (had to stop made things worse)


16 year old daughter diagnosed w/Crohns 01/07.

UC Momma
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 7/22/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes! I have these same little sores! I didn't know if it was just me, or what. I'm starting (crossing my fingers that nothing will go wrong) to come out of a flare. I only have them on the back of my right hand. I started noticing them about 2 months ago, and they will come and go. They feel a little tender if you mess with them too much. Mine have not gotten bigger, and like I said, they come and go. They're pretty tiny and not noticeable to anyone but me. I find if they are bothering you, a little hydrocortisone cream helps a bit.
Oh the joys of UC!

Post Edited (UC Momma) : 7/22/2009 10:29:27 AM (GMT-6)

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