Bisoprolol and skin conditions?

Hi again...

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but it's connected in so much as I'm on a beta blocker due to Afib...

I have had seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp and face for many years, but it has never been a major problem. Have used a Hydrocortisone cream when I've had the occasional flare up but probably not more than a couple of days a month.

In June 2015 I was put on 2.5mg of Bisoprolol and have tolerated it fairly well with no significant side effects.

However, around 4 weeks ago I noticed red inflamed patches were starting to form on my shoulders and chest and these have progressively grown in size during the past few weeks. I have also developed some patches on my wrists and the back of my calves.

Does anyone know if this could be as a result of the Bisoprolol and if so is it unusual that the side effects haven't become evident until now?

Many thanks in advance for any help...

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  • I would definitely book a GP appointment so you can get referred to a dermatologist to get specialist advice

  • Just booked an appointment for next week...

    Was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything similar.

  • Bisoprolol is not recommended for patients with psoriasis so maybe your skin condition is similar.

  • Spidleshanks is right. I used a beta blocker back in the late seventies after my first AF bout and suffered with Psoriasis afterwards. It cleared after I stopped in the eighties. Now back on Bisop and psoriasis is back again - not heavy but it's there.

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