Re: Itchy skin & plaquenil
Hi, I've been on Plaquenil for about 3 years and never had any side effects that I knew of. I used to get hives & angiodeama constantly until I was put on Prednisone and Plaquenil. I weaned off the pred over 8 months but kept taking the plaquenil and still do. I noticed that rashes, hives, etc..that I used to get were still pretty much at bay. After I had my spine surgery, I got huge hives all over my incision site while it was healing. But I still get smaller hives in that spot once in a while lately. And also lately, i've been getting hives around both my outside elbows. The itching is maddening and I'm scratching it all open YUCKKKKK. Then I put anti itch cream on and it stings like heck, but its not helping any. The hives come & go throughout the day and it's been happening for the past several days. I am also starting to itch in other areas of my body and like right now it almost feels like I have small bumps on my upper back. I have no idea why this is happening now....not sure if Plaquenil coudl be causing this now after 3 yrs of daily use. I have read, though, that this med can make Psoriasis worse if you already have it.