For those CLL patients that had mistakenly received a shingles vaccine, I must ask:
Have you had any skin problems that have been diagnosed as an "allergy" ? let me share.
About 2-3 months after being mistakenly given the shingles vaccine I developed very severe itching and a terrible skin rash on legs, arm, and torso. Nothing seemed to help except the prenisone tabs that my dermatologist prescribed. A biopsy was performed and showed nothing but an allergic reaction.
The bout lasted 4-5 weeks and had disappeared and then returned after almost 10 months. Once again it was a repeat. I was then prescribed RX creams and OTC allergy tabs without success. Once again the only thing that helped was the prednisone, but not really that much, this time. I am now using OTC Allegra and bathing with oatmeal soaps.. When the itching really gets uncontrolable, I use a menthol muscle rub ( such as ICY HOT) which stops the itching immediately ! It was an incredible find and I will talk to my dermotologist and share this information with him soon. Nobody suggested this. I just thought I would try it..It works quickly.
I don't know if there is any association between the receiving of the shingles vaccine and this rash or any other skin condition apprears. I suspect that there is and so I'm throwing it out there in hopes of receiving feedback.