Just started TX (peg 2a + riba) 13 days ago. The first 5 days was horrible pain, then , it just stopped.
On day 8 suddenly got rashes. 2 injection site rashes that feel and look exactly like round poison oak. Those are "normal" and I am not concerned about them.
But the others, my doctor cannot identify. The back of my hands, my feet (esp pinky toes), knees and elbows have a non itchy , red rash. The ones on my pinkie toes hurt because I have to wear shoes, but I really can't feel the rest of them. Benedryl doesn't do anything except ease the itching of the injection site rashes. I really don'ot want to get shuffled from specialist to specialist , only to be told...uh we don't know--which is usually the case.
I am thinking maybe viral arthritis? or psoratic arthritis that has been angered by the tx? Or maybe an allergic reaction to the med? Dr. refuses to "blame" it on riba, though I am almost certain that is culprit initiating it. It is NOT dry sky . Has anyone gotten a diagnosis that makes sense?
Anyone have these hand, foot , knee ,elbow combo rashes? If they are nothing to worry about and will clear on their own, I am not going to mess with it at all.