Has anyone noticed a connection between Sprycel and Cellulitis? I was dx in April, 2013 and on Gleevec for 6 months. It was very effective against the cml, but I had terrible skin issues--big, light pink blobs all over. After a 6 week "vacation" from medication, I went on Sprycel 50 mg. I've been PCRU since Nov, 2014, and before that was .015 in August, 2014 and 0.149 in April, 2014.
I had a bad rash on my face last May, and a few days ago I developed a rash on my neck which was diagnosed as cellulitis. It's responding to antibiotics, but now my eyelid is swollen and red(a condition I've had before). I believe these skin issues are caused at least in part by Sprycel. My primary doctor and my oncologist don't think so. My primary thinks the cml makes me more susceptible to skin infections. but my blood counts have been pretty good for months.
I would like to go down to 20mg of Sprycel. My onc has not been in favor of this, and I haven't pushed. But I'm wondering if there could be a connection and if reducing to 20mg would help. Any thoughts?