NRAS

RASH

Further to previous post, I have now had a rash for a week, it is very red and itchy and mainly on face, ears, neck and chest. My lips are swollen with blisters/ulcers inside. GP has given me Eurax cream which helps a bit, but it`s driving me crazy. I contacted my rheumy nurse who send me for a blood test which was perfectly fine. I don`t know where to go from here, maybe it`s an allergy but I know that rashes can be a problem ( I also have secondary sjogrens). I take mtx and hydroxy ( been on them for 5 years). Has anyone experienced this?

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I developed a rash on my face and it turned out to be Lupus and all the tests came back positive. I've now been referred to a dermatologist.

Trish

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I also developed a rash, mainly on my legs and lower back. It turned out to be Vasculitis a very rare and dangerous autoimmune disease.

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If it were me - I'd go straight back and ask what else it might be. The previous posts might guide you?

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Think I would see my Rheumy asap. MTX can cause serious side effects including to the lining of the mouth, rashes, etc.

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Many thanks to everyone who replied to the rash situation. The hospital seems to have decided that as my bloods are ok, it isn`t an RA problem. I don`t agree and shall be contacting them further. I need to know it is the medication or whatever causing this so that I can do something about it. GP does not think it`s an allergy and he too believes it is to do with my condition. Getting anyone to see you at the hospital is not easy however

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Good morning.

Has Shingles been considered/ruled out? I ask as I had an outbreak last year and it took four different doctors before I got a correct diagnosis.

Paul

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