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01-25-2014, 01:58 AM   #1
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Possible Face Rash From Pentasa

I have a rash on my face (sometimes itches or hurts/burns) that started about two weeks ago and my GI and I are hoping that it and my other symptom (blood in urine) are caused by the Pentasa and not the Allopurinol that I need to help me tolerate the 6MP (hard to tell because they can both cause these symptoms and I started them within a month or each other). I stopped Pentasa today so I'll keep you guys posted and let you know if the rash and blood in my urine go away. Seems to never end to find meds to get me back into remission (I'm sure you all can relate to that).

The rash doesn't get worse in the sun and I've been using a Cortisone cream to help with the itching and pain. There are some little bumps but overall it's mainly red. This isn't the best picture so it's a little more red than that and my ears itch and feel warm too.

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Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
01-25-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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I didn't take my evening or bed time dose of Pentasa and already today my face is starting to clear up and my urine wasn't pink either. So far so good.
01-26-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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Well today my face is even better. The areas where the rash had been have cleared up and the skin on top is just flaking off. My urine is also back to a normal color so this was clearly from the Pentasa and not the Allopurinol thankfully.
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