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A 56-year-old female asked:

Receiving paclitaxel and herceptin. after 5th cycle, developed 30 small pimples or water bumps on my scalp, which feels like sunburn, though i've not been in the sun, and itches. is this a normal side effect? can i use calamine lotion on them?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Blisters: Medications can trigger tiny blisters in the skin related to virus which has been quiet in your body. Please call your oncologist to have them looked at. Meanwhile, calamine lotion may be soothing and unlikely to harm.
Last updated Aug 21, 2018

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