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Acne and Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction: My 18 year old son was diagnosed with UC this year having had had sudden onset colitis after a holiday with his friends. I am interested to know if Ulcerative Colitis is related to allergies and systemic inflammation. He has always suffered from hay fever since he was a young child. I am considering his trying homeopathy for his hay fever and acne. Acne… Read More »Acne and Ulcerative Colitis

Accutane and Ulcerative Colitis, Studies Are Showing a Link

In the past few months, there has been a bombardment in news flashes and media talk about the connections between Crohns disease/Ulcerative Colitis and acne medications.  So, I thought I would do some research to try to figure out what the hype is all about. I myself have not tried Accutane, but I have several friends who most definitely have, and my guess is that… Read More »Accutane and Ulcerative Colitis, Studies Are Showing a Link

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What to Expect When Treating UC with Prednisone

Taking steroids for ulcerative colitis is very common.  Most of the other UC patients that I have met have been treating their ulcerative colitis with prednisone at some point in time.  It turns out that prednisone is one of the older drugs that exists for treatment of UC symptoms. Like any medication for any disease, the big question most people have is what can be… Read More »What to Expect When Treating UC with Prednisone

Prednisone Side Effects

Prednisone has been used with colitis patients for a very long time.  This is actually a very good thing.  Since so many people have used it, probably hundreds of millions of people around the world, much is known about the drugs side effects.  But, everyone is a unique person, and sometimes with combinations of other medications and all the other variables, figuring out prednisone on… Read More »Prednisone Side Effects