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Review: could Tuberculosis cause Pruritus (Itching)?
We study 1,991 people who have Tuberculosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Pruritus (Itching). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) (latest reports from 26,779 patients) can be treated by Isoniazid, Rifampin And Isoniazid, Rifampin.
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 544,797 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 19, 2014: 1,991 people who have tuberculosis are studied. Among them, 42 (2.11%) have Pruritus.
Gender of people who have tuberculosis and experienced Pruritus * :
Age of people who have tuberculosis and experienced Pruritus * :
Severity of the symptom * :
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Hiv infection (20 people, 47.62%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 14.29%)
- Tuberculin test positive (5 people, 11.90%)
- Hyperuricaemia (5 people, 11.90%)
- Hepatitis b (4 people, 9.52%)
- Bacterial infection (4 people, 9.52%)
- Escherichia sepsis (4 people, 9.52%)
- Pneumonia (4 people, 9.52%)
- Pleural effusion (4 people, 9.52%)
- Pyrexia (4 people, 9.52%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Isoniazid (35 people, 83.33%)
- Pyrazinamide (28 people, 66.67%)
- Rifadin (24 people, 57.14%)
- Myambutol (24 people, 57.14%)
- Rimifon (19 people, 45.24%)
- Ethambutol hydrochloride (15 people, 35.71%)
- Rifampin (14 people, 33.33%)
- Rocephin (12 people, 28.57%)
- Ibuprofen (8 people, 19.05%)
- Truvada (8 people, 19.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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?
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.
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.
From this study (4 days ago):
ive been on Zopiclone for 3 days and I have bouts of severe itching since then, especially on my arms and head
From this study (5 days ago):
Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:
Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -
SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:
Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.
Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:
I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:
STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....
Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:
You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.
Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:
My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6
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