• I have noticed a regular itching on my head and arms after chemo

    Asked by CancerChicky on Monday, October 15, 2018

    I have noticed a regular itching on my head and arms after chemo

    Is this a common side effect? I don't remember reading about it and the nurses said they hadn't heard anyone say that.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      "Chemo"??? There are 100+ chemo drugs, each with numerous side effects. BUT, it can also be stress-related, as stress/anxiety can cause over 100 of the 150 symptoms that our bodies are capable of producing. Since it may also be an allergic reaction, make sure that doctor and infusion nurse know about it.

      over 1 year ago
    • Songwriter's Avatar

      It's from the chemo and they know it. ugh...

      over 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Itching is one of the symptoms of the diagnosis I had, Hodgkins Lymphoma, but, I don't remember ever having it.

      over 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I have been itching badly. My oncologist believes it is caused by the Opdivo.

      over 1 year ago
    • MarciaLynn's Avatar

      Itching has since resolved, but I had quite a bit during and following R-DA-EPOCH for Double Hit NHL. I assumed it was from extremely dry skin that I KNOW was from the chemotherapy. Mention it to your doctor in case it is an allergic reaction to one or more of the drugs ~ that could be very dangerous.

      over 1 year ago

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