Adverse reaction to 5FU?

notLola Member Posts: 10
edited March 2014 in Esophageal Cancer #1
Dad got the last 5FU dose of his first cycle yesterday. By evening had a red and enflamed torso, face and mouth. Is this more likely a side effect or an allergic reaction? Doc is treating as an allergic reaction, reducing 5FU from 2000 to 1000 and treating with Benedryl. Any thoughts? Only slightly better today with Benedryl. (Mr. Marshall, if you're reading this, I'll be replying to your post shortly. Want to do it in an organized fashion.)