Review: could Valtrex cause Eczema?
Summary: Eczema is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyanocobalamin, and have Herpes zoster.
We study 15,398 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Eczema. Find out below who they are, when they have Eczema and more.
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Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from 16,447 Valtrex users)
Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, depression. (latest reports from 9,854 Eczema patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 15,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 26 people (0.17%) have Eczema.
Time on Valtrex when people have Eczema * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex * :
Severity of Eczema when taking Valtrex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Eczema ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Herpes zoster (6 people, 23.08%)
- Genital herpes (6 people, 23.08%)
- Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 11.54%)
- Multiple myeloma (3 people, 11.54%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 11.54%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyanocobalamin (4 people, 15.38%)
- Zometa (3 people, 11.54%)
- Omeprazole (3 people, 11.54%)
- Norvasc (3 people, 11.54%)
- Bezatol sr (3 people, 11.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can herpes simplex 1 cause vasculitis which would in turn cause peripheral neuropath
I developed tingling and numbness in my feet (and soreness)over the past 2 years. I've had various tests: back mri, b-12, uric acid, ultrasound for pad,etc. Haven't been diagnosed yet. I thought it could result from the herpes simplex 1 flare-ups (3 or 4 per year) and that in turn could have vasculitis of the small vessels. What do you think?
- I am taking valtrex for herpe type 1, and alco cefdinir for an ear/sinus problem. is it bad to mix the two?
I have taken Valtrex for Herpe type 1 as I had a first small outbreak, and also was taking Cefdinir for a problem with my sinus/ear. My ENT told me I had a "kink" in my eustachian tube because my ear is constantly popping and there is drainage and mucus drains into my throat too much. I took these antibiotics last week at the time time without thinking about how it would effect me mixing the two. I have since still has problems with my congestion/ear, and now I am experiencing what feels like a yeast infection in the my genital area, and a dime-sized lump has appeared under the skin near my anus, slightly painful to touch. Wondering if it was a mistake to take the two together.
- Can urinary retention cause severe dizziness and lightheartedness?
I had a kidney infection for 1.5 months diagnosed in August this year it took 2 lots of antibiotics to kick it but now I am left with SEVERE urinary retention I had a cystoscopy which only lasted for 24 hours it was done when I was awake so I think that it wasn't very affective by the next morning I was again in agony with lower back pain and pain around my kidneys. I had to swap consultants I am seeing my new one tomorrow but now I am suffering with severe urinary retention I pass urine 1-2 times a day I try to go if my bladder feels full I can be sat on my toilet for 20 mins and its just a few drops so I get bad lower stomach pain too from the pressure as I cannot go properly. My consultant gave me Cefalexin but my GP was very wary giving it to me as I am only 24 years old and they don't usually give it to women.
Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted
- Can you get chills with multiple myeloma?
Do multiple myeloma patients have the chills without fever? My husband was diagnosed 2 months ago and has had 2 months of chemo 2x weekly for 3 weeks. He has Velacade and a steroid Decadron. He has also had 3 rounds of cytoxan. Why is he getting chills?
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My daughter has been sick for ONE month.
Will we return to Valtrex? yes. with caution. My daughter 'was here' from 12/24/13 to May 1 2014. Then I lost her to yeast. We will get her back.
Just be sure and take probiotic, especially if you know you are prone to yeast infections. Once it is in your whole system, you would wish it was just an itch!
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I have been taking ibuprofen regularly for headaches (not bad headaches) but also had a recurrence of herpes after nearly 40 years' dormancy after a stressful car accident. I began taking Acyclovir which was not very effective. Then my doctor gave my Valacyclovir. It was more effective but made me feel really hyper and not well at the same time. I stopped it after a few weeks. However, I also had the ibuprofen use and Acyclovir use before the Valacyclovir. I was complaining to my doctor about not being able to get over a cough and a sinus infection after 2 months. I am energized but don't feel or look well. She found lowered white blood cells among other pointers to bone marrow stress or damage. Ooooh I am going to be so careful now with what I put into my mouth. I don't know the outcome yet.
For the herpes, I have tried many things including alternative medicine. The best results have been from a frequency generator that runs a current through you with a specific series of frequencies. It has virtually knocked the herpes out after a little over a week using it at night. No side effects!!
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