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Tarceva rash on face, esp. around nose. Been on tarceva .150

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Tarceva rash on face, esp. around nose. Been on tarceva .150 for about 10 days. Anything I can do to help alleviate the rash? Can't reach doc until tomorrow morning.
Thanks, Barbara

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Tarceva related rash is possible.

Mysticdoc :

In case of itchy rash you can try benadryl 25 mg tablets.

Mysticdoc :

Also hydrocortisone ointment can be tried twice daily.

Mysticdoc :

Both are over the counter.

Mysticdoc :

In case of worsening like blister formation, rash in the mouth or genitalia should be taken seriously.

Mysticdoc :

You need to go to the ER in that case.

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Benadryl can be taken 2 tablets every 8 hours as needed.

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