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Christine B.
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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?
Thank you

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I haven't experienced any rashes like that, but it sounds like the steroids are working. Sorry....it's "just always something" with this fight. I hope those splotches go away soon.
(((HUGS))) Maria

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my Mom had that same reaction. At first she was having to take lovenox because of blood clots, and they told her that the taxol and lovenox caused it. The rashes kept coming back after each treatment and the lovenox had been changed to coumadin so she was changed to something that was compatible to taxol but not cause such a strong reaction. She was also told to take benadryl and that she could use benadryl cream on the rashes.

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