... body itchy rash of which steroid topical cream has not helped plus dermatology cream not helping. Does anyone know if the rash will eventually subside? I have suffered with Crohn's for 41 years. R Preece
I have had two infusions of Remicade (Infliximab) - 12 days after my 1st infusion I have an all over
- 8 Jan 2017 by Mrs R Preece
- 9 January 2017
- remicade, crohn's disease, crohn's disease - maintenance, skin rash, infliximab, steroid, cream, dermatology, infusion, topical
I experienced a rash that originated on my upper body and arms, and eventually spread down my legs. A biopsy was done which showed it was not a form of skin cancer. I did not use steroid creams (I tend to try natural remedies where possible). The rash eventually went away. I experienced a few side affects including dizzy spells, fatigue, so Methotrexate was added to my treatment. After 12 months of treatment I was changed from Infliximab to Humira which I took three doses. After unsatisfactory support from my doctors for symptoms that were developing, I ceased all medication. 12 months later I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer that was deemed "unusual". Thankfully the Cancer was resolved by surgery. I was informed by a specialist who read the pathology of the cancer, that if I ever decide to go back to a rheumatologist for further treatment, to make sure I have that pathology report in my hand and make sure that they read it. My reason for treatment with infliximab and humira was Ankylosing spondylitis and chronic Uveitis - biggest motivation to have this treatment was to save my sight. Do make sure that your doctors listen to you and investigate your symptoms.
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