Hello, I am new here. I just turned 40 and was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with CML after a routine blood test showed I had a white count of 176K. I have been on Tasigna for 3 weeks - 800MG a day. So far the side effects are minimal and my white count is down to a normal range. Last week I started to get a tiny, skin colored rash all over my face, arms and torso. I am also having itching way down in my ear canal and an itchy scalp- but it isn't unbearable... yet. I have read various posts and have some ideas of things I can try but I guess my questions are:
Does the rash go away? When?
Are there creams that have worked for people out there?
Do the antihistamines get rid of the bumps or just the itching?
Is the rash related to sun or heat? (I live in AZ)
I feel thankful that I am not having a lot of other side effects some people are describing. I think I am just finally getting over the shock of my diagnosis and trying to understand this disease and how to beat it. I am sure I will have a lot of questions and I appreciate the support this forum provides.
Thanks for your feedback.