blisters on fingers and crohns

by Betsy Dean
(Northfield ma)

I was on ask .com and asked why does my 9 year old have blisters on his fingers and crohns disease popped up . Is this a symptom

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blisters on fingers and crohns NEW
by: Lydia D.

Check this out:

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
This may develop in people who have had Crohn's disease for many years. It is a blistering condition that appears on the knees, elbows, hands, and feet.

blisters on fingers and crohns NEW
by: Lydia D.

There are Crohn's patients that have skin manifestations as a result of inflammation migrating around the body, e.g. erythema nodosum, pyoderma grangrenosum. I am not one of them, but I did meet a young patient whose arms where covered in red blister-form sores.

I suggest that you discuss your vitamin status with your doctor. Depending on where your Crohn's is localised you might be suffering from vitamin deficiencies. To my mind, skin blisters might suggest that you are deficient in the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K).

This would partially destroy the skin's natural defence system and leave the skin open to infection. The fat-soluble vitamins will be badly absorbed in patients with Crohn's in the terminal ileum. If you are not on cytostatics, antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors or any other drugs that cause sun sensitivity, you can boost your vitamin D levels by going out in the sun, although winter sun does not really do the trick.

It will not harm you to take cod-liver oil (fish oil) and a vitamin B-complex, although this would interfere with any blood vitamin status should you be able to afford to have the tests done. However, from the literature the status of vitamins in the blood does not reflect on what is going on in various organs.

I also suggest that you use a cream dispenser and do not dip your fingers in your creams to keep any infection to a minimum. Cream cosmetics are great media for bacteria growth.

Good luck.

Blisters!! NEW
by: Kimberly

Weird thing I started getting blisters not acne about 10 yrs ago. They were aweful on my face and hands I almost wouldn't leave the house because of how bad they were on my face, I was so embarrased(?) I did go to dermatologist and they gave me antibiotic and called it ectopic dermatitis. I have had crohns for over 30 years and I no longer get in on my face but still get it on my hands. No one knew what to do but, thank God I found a great dermatologist.

Blisters and Crohns NEW
by: Peter Bray

I have no idea, ask a dermatologist or a gastroenterologist, Crohns can have many symptoms depending upon the individusl, from iritis affecting the eyes, to tongue blisters, etc, etc.

Peter Bray, Benicia, CA

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