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I Don't Understand The Rash I Get With Methotrexate?

I Don't Understand The Rash I Get With Methotrexate?

I understand that methotrexate and sunlight don't mix, but can I get a rash because of just normal daylight? My chest erupts in almost a papular-like rash on even the cloudiest day. I also get the sensation of sunburn on my forearms but less often a rash. I would like to hear if anyone has similar experiences please.

posted July 8, 2020
A myRAteam Member

I absolutely have it but I have no idea why or what might help it... It's nice to hear that someone else is experiencing this... God Bless

posted July 19, 2020
A myRAteam Member

Hello Yvonne' I was on MTX 2 years ago and had to quit as I was covered in a rash , and my head was really bumpy and itchy also, I am back on just 4 weeks in, only injections this time once a week, itchy bumps on head have started, so makes me sad as it will probably spread to other parts and means a med change again, MTX sure has me pain free which is great, but not ready to go through trying to get rid of the rash, and also had hair loss. for the itch I use betamethasone lotion, it a RX in Canada. Body rash Calimine and lots of showers..Hope this gives U some relief.

posted June 29
A myRAteam Member

I stopped the Methatrexate after a few months because of the rashes and ulcers it caused, mainly in the groin area.

posted June 24
A myRAteam Member

I’m currently seeing an allergist for this as my arms have been itching like crazy. No rash just itchy. Occasionally it moves or expands I should say. I’m currently taking Pepcid 20mg am and pm as it’s a histamine blocker, Allegra 2xs day. He has also prescribed hydroxyzine in the evenings for when the itching becomes to bad bc at first it was just at night but now it’s all the time. I use all sensitive skin stuff (even recently switched my deodorant to Degree odor protect- green container. It is free of alcohol and aluminum ). It seems to help some. All allergy blood work came back normal. Waiting on a new thyroid panel, AMA, and mitochondrial tests to come back. I’m also keeping a Food journal as some people on my RA Facebook groups think it could be celiac disease.
Really thinking it’s either RA related or I have heard Lupus and Fibromyalgia can cause itching as well.

posted October 11, 2020
A myRAteam Member

Is anyone having severe itching all over your body? I have episodes of itching that comes and goes. Usually happens at night and goes from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I take 6 tablets of benadryl every night to help me sleep, and still have the itching. Can anyone give me some advice on what could possibly help give me some relief. 🙏🧡

posted July 8, 2020

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