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Itchy shin. Taking mesalazine for ulcerative colitis. Cure?

Every few days my shins become really itchy - there is no sign of a rash - the skin looks normal . I put Aqueous cream BP on my shins which makes them less itchy and in 2 or 3 days it seems to clear up but will start to itch again a few days later . This problem has been going on for about 18 months . I am a fit and generally healthy 63 year old man . The only medication i take is mesalazine for ulcerative colitis . David .
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Thanks for the query

Ulcerative colitis is usually associated with itch.

It is one of the associated skin conditions, along with this even severe ulcerative conditions like pyoderma gangrenosum can be associated.

Keep taking your medication.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health.

Thank you
Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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