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Unread 04-05-2004, 01:56 PM
constant iching and hives


Okay, now I have my own question....does anyone have a constant iching and hives after chemo has been over for awhile?
I was on topotecan/carboplatin for 4 sessions and taxol/carboplatin for 4 sessions. Hve had no problem as far as being sick during chemo at all. I did better than good..except that the Taxol was a real pain in the bones for a day or two. But since a bout Novemeber...a month after the last chemo session I have been iching and having hives on almost a daily basis. My sis, who is an RN says it may be residual nerve damage from chemo...and i so have the numbness from neuropathy...but this is sometimes maddening...So...anyone else???

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Unread 04-05-2004, 03:02 PM
No itching here

It could be part from nerve damage/neuropathy. I had neuropathy pre-chemo (it didn't make it worse) and sometimes the area would itch. I wouldn't think it would be from chemo this far out. I'd ask the MD--all the chemo should be well out of your system and then some. Maybe something else you came into contact with about that time?
Unread 04-05-2004, 04:02 PM
constant iching and hives

thanks...that is waht I think too...too far out to be related to the chemo...but...I have no known allergies before this!! Ihad six transfusions in less than 3 doc, who I trust completelty...says he has no idea..chemo,transfusions,etc. have nothing to do with now i am looking into other ideas...not sure what...iam now not on any drugs at all...but was on Effexor until recently..but the iching and hives are not all that much search goes on......
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Unread 04-05-2004, 07:23 PM
constant iching and hives

This could have nothing to do with the chemo at all.

Unfortunately those of us who have had chemo blame everything on it. As my oncologist told me from the start.....people who have cancer and have had chemo DO get regular sicknesses like everyone else. I would go see a dermatologist.

Unread 04-05-2004, 07:59 PM
constant iching and hives

When I was getting Cisplatin I developed a terribly itchy rash. The gyn/onc said it was an allergy to the chemo. He put me on one of those cortisone blister packs like they prescribe for poison Ivy. It cleared it right up and it never came back.

For neuropathy that same doctor recommend that I take vitamins B2, B6, and B12, 50 mgs per day, to speed nerve healing. Within a month I saw significant difference. But this was after I had finished chemo, when the neuropathy got worse. If you are still getting chemo you should ask your doctor before taking any vitamins.


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