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Coping with Itchy Rashes

Coping with Itchy Rashes

I was coming to the end of 10 days on ibuprofen when one day my feet were so painful I couldn’t put any weight on them. For a time, I was successfully managing my discoid lupus, thanks to being prescribed hydroxychloroquine. This is more of a risk if you have antiphospholipid antibodies, which means you’re already at risk of blood clots.

  • The other area I think is definitely the steroid is, and it’s kind of linked but slightly different is, irritability.
  • You will have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function throughout your treatment.
  • These autoantibodies can also affect pregnancy, causing an increased risk of miscarriage.

If your condition is well controlled at the time you became pregnant, and you don’t have kidney disease, then you’re unlikely to have any problems. There are also restrictions on drugs that you can take if you’re breastfeeding. Most women with lupus should be able to have a baby if they wish to. It’s best to discuss your plans with your doctor before trying to get pregnant so your treatments can be altered if they need to be.

Treatments for a rash

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  • It is more likely to happen with steroids taken by mouth (orally) than with other types of steroids.
  • Your healthcare team may give you a small card to carry with you while you are taking steroids.
  • Steroids suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation around the site of nerve damage.
  • This will help them spot any slowing down of your child’s growth and change their treatment if needed.
  • The development or exacerbation of a rash could be signs of a lupus flare.

In this report, we use the term topical steroid withdrawal reactions. In some patients, the adverse reactions appear to present while the topical corticosteroid is still being used. However, this cannot be determined from the information available.

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Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause skin to become dry and irritated. A United Kingdom pharmaceutical reference containing information and advice on prescribing and pharmacology of medicines. To raise awareness of this issue the MHRA has published a Drug Safety Article and prepared a Patient Safety Leaflet for use while patient information leaflets are being updated.

Kidney and liver function tests

With long-term use of steroids, your legs and shoulder muscles may feel weaker. A small number of people can experience what is referred to as steroid-induced psychosis. Keeping a close eye on your mouth can help you spot this early and get it treated by your doctors.

There are a number of reasons you might have steroids as part of your cancer treatment. They help to control many functions including the immune system, reducing inflammation and blood pressure. The HIV medication may increase the level of corticosteroid in your body. Corticosteroids can sometimes interact with a type of medication known as protease inhibitors (like ritonavir).

High blood pressure

Many of the reports we have received have the recurring theme that patients found the information on topical steroid withdrawal reactions for themselves rather than receiving a diagnosis from a healthcare professional. Topical corticosteroids are safe and highly effective treatments when used correctly. As with any medicine, topical corticosteroids can cause side effects, although not everybody gets these.

Strong (potent) steroids are usually needed to calm the itchiness of the rash. These should be applied carefully once or twice a day, as instructed by your doctor. As the rash and itch clear, the red-purple spots change to grey- or light-brown flat marks.

Diagnosing blistering skin conditions

A rebound reaction on discontinuation is well recognised in the treatment of psoriasis and this is reflected in the product information of most topical corticosteroids. However, rebound in the context of eczema or atopic dermatitis is not mentioned in the product information of most topical corticosteroids. Rebound reactions may still benefit from treatment with a topical corticosteroid.

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