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09-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Remicade and laser hair removal

My son has been on remicade for approx. 1.5 years and he would like to do some laser hair removal. Has anyone had this done while on remicade? I'm concerned about skin and/or photosensitivity and wondering if it would apply to laser hair removal.

He recently had quite a bad sunburn, granted he was out in the sun for quite a while with no sunscreen, however, it was not a sunny day but he ended up with quite a severe burn. So just a bit concerned about sensitivity.

Also, he's currently attending school out of town but comes home for his remicade infusions - he's planning to schedule the hair removal sessions on the same weekend. So he would end up having both the laser removal and infusion within a 24 hour time period. Could this worsen the effect?

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Diagnosed May 2011

Treatment:
May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
Supplements: 1-2 Boost shakes, D3 - 2000 IUs, Krill Oil
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