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I take enbrel (etanercept) and im sore to touch and flushed?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rotate site
Injection tenderness is common.
Flushing is uncommon but may represent short term reaction. Depending on condition and severity another biologic may be indicated, however getting approved by insurance can be difficult.Document hoe long flushing occurs after injection and a non sedating antihistamine may help you tolerate Enbrel (etanercept) better. Discuss with your md.

In brief: Rotate site
Injection tenderness is common.
Flushing is uncommon but may represent short term reaction. Depending on condition and severity another biologic may be indicated, however getting approved by insurance can be difficult.Document hoe long flushing occurs after injection and a non sedating antihistamine may help you tolerate Enbrel (etanercept) better. Discuss with your md.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Side effect
Unless you are using the drug for psoriasis and that skin disease could cause similar skin complaints.
If it is being used for other diseases this could be a side effect and should be discussed with your prescibing physician. If your symptoms are occurring at the injection site, this could be a site reaction and typically is not serious and tends to lessen the more you use the drug.

In brief: Side effect
Unless you are using the drug for psoriasis and that skin disease could cause similar skin complaints.
If it is being used for other diseases this could be a side effect and should be discussed with your prescibing physician. If your symptoms are occurring at the injection site, this could be a site reaction and typically is not serious and tends to lessen the more you use the drug.
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