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Is the severe rash I have due to the methotrexate?

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labgrrl 17 Oct 2016

Maybe. Methotrexate interferes with folate, which is why it tends to be helpful against gross skin plaques. *BUT* even at doses lower than those used for treatment, it can cause rashes.
It also can suppress your immune system enough for things like shingles to pop up, which presents with a nasty rash.
It is most likely that it is *not* methotrexate directly causing your rash, but it may be a major contributing factor. Your best bet is to have a doctor figure out which kind of rash it is (hives, pressure, viral, etc.) and move forward from there. free discount card

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