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help, I have Crohn's now I think maybe psoriasis

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Old 04-08-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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Question help, I have Crohn's now I think maybe psoriasis

Hello All! To start everything off I have Crohn's disease. I got diagnosed about a year ago. I really didnt have many problems. They diagnosed me after a colonoscope. I just recently started to have really bad stomach cramping, it was to the point of being doubled over in pain. I went to the DR and he gave me a stomach relaxer. That helped a lot. Well now my legs are starting to cramp up a lot, my hips are hurting and my elbows hurt a lot. Today I was scratching my arm and found this little spot right above my elbow that is about the size of a pea. It is mostly white (like dry skin) with a red ring around it. My hands are extremly dry. To the point of cracking and bleeding and the skin has changed colors to almost a redish-brown. Between my fingers it is dry and broken up. My hands are so bad that they hurt a lot. I have slept with many different types of lotion on them and even tried an antibotic ointment on them. They have not gotten any better. I am wondering now that I have found this other spot if it is not psoriasis? I am wondering if there is any one else that has Crohn's that has this problem? Is this part of the Crohn's? Any infomation would help? Thanks in advance.


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Old 04-09-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: help, I have Crohn's now I think maybe psoriasis

Hello... there is a link between auto-immune disorders such as Chrons and skin disorders like psoriasis.. It sounds like eczema, thats just my guess, although I don't believe there is a cure, it is very treatable. I would take your concerns to a dermatologist, and until then you can try over-the-counter remedies, like Cortizone-10(cortisteroid lotions/creams), antihistamines (which help stop the itching), and even evening primose oil...

You could try tanning too and see if that helps at all.

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