I had my first chemo of taxel and carboplatin last week Wednesday on the 12th. I did not have any severe side effects, but on the next week on Monday evening I started to get an itch on my elbows and inner knees. Tuesday I called the doctor and he prescribed OTC Hydrocortizone cream and benedril. He said that this was not something he'd seen as a side effect from the chemo. By Wednesday it was full blown rash on my arms and legs. I went into the hosp. for IV steriods and fluids and bendril which relieved it. The red splotches are still all over but the raised itch is gone. I am now taking Prednizone for the next 10 days. If this is not a typical chemo reaction, I wonder if it my be a combination of slowing down on my anxiety, pain, nausea meds. Has anyone else experienced a rash like this?