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Review: could Gout cause Itching?

We study 7,052 people who have Gout from FDA and social media. Among them, 190 have Itching. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 57,609 patients) can be treated by Allopurinol, Colchicine, Indomethacin, Uloric, Colcrys, Indocin.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,393 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 7,045 people who have gout are studied. Among them, 188 (2.67%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in gout reports

Gender of people who have gout and experienced Itching * :

FemaleMale
Itching30.39%69.61%

Age of people who have gout and experienced Itching * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.61%1.22%4.88%19.51%74.39%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (69 people, 36.70%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (34 people, 18.09%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (28 people, 14.89%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (18 people, 9.57%)
  5. Blood pressure (16 people, 8.51%)
  6. Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 7.98%)
  7. Blood triglycerides increased (13 people, 6.91%)
  8. Cardiac disorder (13 people, 6.91%)
  9. High density lipoprotein decreased (12 people, 6.38%)
  10. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (12 people, 6.38%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (153 people, 81.38%)
  2. Aspirin (48 people, 25.53%)
  3. Colchicine (37 people, 19.68%)
  4. Niaspan (34 people, 18.09%)
  5. Fish oil (26 people, 13.83%)
  6. Lisinopril (25 people, 13.30%)
  7. Synthroid (21 people, 11.17%)
  8. Furosemide (19 people, 10.11%)
  9. Lasix (18 people, 9.57%)
  10. Lipitor (17 people, 9.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Treatment with Vitamin c and topical creams just started

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I've been on Herceptin 10 months. About 2 months ago, I started having sudden bouts of intense itchy skin that I cannot tolerate. It affects different places on my body; arms, chest, neck, back, legs, just about anywhere, and usually more than one place at same time. I generally wipe with a cool washcloth, and lotion up. That helps reduce the intensity of itching, but it's not complete relief.

    Now, for 2 days, I've had a painful rash on my ribs, below the left breast. It is NOT in a fold where an infection could occur. If it matters, the rash is on the same side as the breast cancer.

    I called the cancer center, where a nurse said it was likely shingles. I have been a medical professional in the past, and this does not look like shingles. There is no weeping, no vesicles, it is completely smooth. I take benadryl 50mg 3x daily, and Acyclovir 400mg x2 daily (prophylactically). I'd be surprised if it turns out to be shingles.

    Nothing has explained the itching bouts that I have everywhere else. I've read that Herceptin can cause itching in a small percentage of people. The nurse said that this only occurs as a possible reaction at the beginning of treatment, which is not my case. What do think about the itching? What about the rash?

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    Kelly on Sep, 11, 2014:

    Hi- I was diagnosed with breast cancer 1 year ago. Had a mastectomy, and chemo (Adriamycin & Cytoxan) then Taxol &Herceptin. Chemo lasted 5months, and I have been on Herceptin for 10 months total so far. I began having sudden almost painful itching on my arms, neck, chest and back anytime I get hot. This started after the chemo stopped, but while still on Herceptin . I asked my oncologist about it, and all he could come up with was to try a good lotion (Aquaphor). I don't use it everyday, but I probably should, to see if it makes a difference. I still get the itching, but not quite as often now. It's an awful feeling, almost like pins sticking me. Hopefully after all of this gets out of my system in a few more months things will get back to normal.

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    carpa on Sep, 3, 2014:

    I just turned 50 have been on Herceptin for one year (part of TCH-which ended 1/14) my last three infusions of Herceptin only I have had skin rash that is itchy-they keep telling me it is contact dermatitis but I am not convinced. They are a lot of tiny dots-like you took a pin and made little holes in something-they are red-not very raised and itchy. The last rash I had turned into welts and was extremely itchy-traveled along my radiation fields up to my face-I had it on my eyelids and nose before they would give me steroids-I hope this rash does not progress to that stage. I keep being told that Herceptin does not produce a rash this late into the treatment time.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • ive been on Zopiclone for 3 days and I have bouts of severe itching since then, especially on my arms and head

    Reply

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