Itchy Rash, Enbrel, Benepali.

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Hi all, I seem to be getting an itchy rash on both arms, anyone using Enbrel or Benepali "Etanercept" and getting a itchy rash, Urticaria type thing, I'll go and see GP and see what he thinks.

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    Hi Martin,

    Is it where you are injecting? I'm on Benepali. I get inflamed and itchy at the injection site for about 2 days after I inject, then it goes away.

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    Hi Martin, I'm on Benepali, I haven't had a rash, but as Smiley said, just on the injection site. Have you a contact number with the Rheumatology department. Sometimes they can give advice. Takes time for them to get back to you if busy. Hope someone can help.

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      Probably the best thing to do Martin. Although if I have asked my GP. He always says it's best if I contact the hospital, as they specialise in the treatment and know more. You can't win can you. Hope you get some answers. 😊

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    Hi Martin, where do your injections come from? Mine are delivered by Healthcare at Home and they have a pharmacist there to answer questions. I don't have any rashes or itches with Benepali by the way. Good luck.

    Carol.

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    I was on Cimzia (another anti-TNF) and had a terrible itchy rash from my elbows spreading up my forearm.  I was told (and read) that it was a possible side effect.  It was very successfully treated with a steroid cream.  I had the same rash from my knee down my shin.  It was VERY itchy and looked awful by the time I had scratched it to death! Since that episode, I use the steroid cream at the first sign of it returning and it seems to control it.  I am on Humira now, not because of the rash.  I understand it is a side effect on this too, so I am armed with the steroid cream.  No problems yet. I was so pleased with the results of anti-TNF, I feel that I would rather 'manage' this type of side effect if possible. I don't like to think of the more serious stuff it might be doing! Hope you get some solution to it! I feel for you!

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