I have ET, and I'm taking HU one pill 500 mg once a day, I started taking it in June, and my platelets are going down, currently about 465. For several months I had skin irritation just in my hairline, I couldn't see what the area looked like, but it felt raised/bumpy and irritated, and so I was prescribed Betaderm (has cortisone in it) which has eased it.
Now suddenly this week, I have 2 other areas of irritation -one at top of left leg and one just below my waist on right side. They are raised red areas almost like a welt--I've used some of the Betaderm on them today. My question is -I've had skin irritation when I shower, just a red irritated area, but not raised red welt/splotches. Does this sound similar to other people?
Any input? I saw my hematologist about a month ago, and am not scheduled to see him until February.
How bad has skin problems been with other people?
My spouse said to me you haven't got shingles have you? I don't think its shingles, I'm keeping track for the next few days.
I am going to not shower -- air fresheners are being bought (!!).
Any input would be helpful. Jean