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    RickandLesley
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    I am new to the world of melanoma and to this forum and hope to get better educated on the languaging and information on these subjects so that I ask appropriate questions.

    My husband is on Day 11 of the standard dosing of Zelboraf/Cotellic for his Stage IV melanoma. 5 infusions of Opdivo failed to show any response. Today he woke up with a rash on his back, upper thighs and his face is red and puffy. We have left a message for his oncologist but I’m wondering what Over The Counter options are available to make him more comfortable?

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    Catherine Poole
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    Yes, but you should call your doctor and ask for their recommendation. Steroids may be indicated. Sometimes drugs like Zyrtec might help. But this rash can become more severe and I wouldn’t wait to ask professional advice. They may also have advised you about taking advil and/or tylenol to help with any fevers and possibly prevent that onset. There are a lot of side effects to these drugs and you should get advice about what to expect.

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