I have taken hydroxychloroquine for 7 months. Just recently I have developed a skin rash on my forearms, and it is very itchy. It's getting worse. I have also had some hair loss. Maybe Plaquenil is not for me. Any tips?
12 Mar 2013
Bummer! I think my rash was triggered by sun exposure. My doctor stopped my medication. I used Avena compresses to help the itching, treating it like chicken pox. What helped the hair loss was taking the supplement Biotin, which is one of the B vitamins. This helped a lot. Since then I'm on another medication. I also cover myself in the sun. Ask your doctor about another drug.
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