• I have a strange side effect going on.

    Asked by NoLiver on Monday, August 19, 2019

    I have a strange side effect going on.

    Terrible itching. All over, I just itch like I have been rolling in poison ivy. Is this a normal thing for all chemo or just the one I'm on?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • cllinda's Avatar

      Call the doctors office. It sounds like a reaction to either the chemo drugs or the pre-chemo drugs. They may tell you to take benadryl.

      6 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Yep! This sounds like an allergic reaction to something. Call your doctor!!!!

      6 months ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Itching is a common issue with liver cancer. The bilirubin third spaces and this causes a terrible itch. It can be a precursor to jaundice. Best of luck to you.

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      People with Hodgkins often have itching as a symptom too.

      6 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar

      My immunotherapy (Imfinzi) has me itching. I now take Claritin daily.

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Thanks for your information. I had no idea that the cancer itself could be making me itch. I'll ask my oncologist about measures to stop it.

      6 months ago

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