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Itchy rash – any recommendations?

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      Hi everyone!

      I just started a clinical trial with Sarilumab in Combination with Ipilimumab, Nivolumab, and Relatlimab. I’m about a week in and just started to get the really itchy rash. I’ve got Zyrtec and Cortizone 10, but I’m still pretty itchy. Does anyone have any suggestions for something to try?

      Also has anyone done any infrared sauna? Wondering if it might help the rash or make it worse?

      Thank you for reading!

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        ed williams
          There might be some data out there from similar clinical trial that Dr. Weber led looking at flip dose of Ipi+nivo plus 24 weeks of Tocilizumab (IL-6 drug similar to Sarilumab) this trial was reported at ESMO with some results. There may be some more IRAE side effect data out there to help. The addition of LAG-3 drug is different and very unique, kind of throwing the whole kitchen sink at things.
            I appreciate your response, I’ll take a look at that. Most of the rash has gone, I just have one area with the rash currently. It might be my imagination, but it does seem like the Sarilumab might be helping with some side effects.
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