I am experincing severe itching. This side effect happened after my first dose of Taxol. I am now on my third dose and the itching is getting progessively worse (especially at night). Onolocogist does not believe it is related to the Taxol. However, mentioned that chemo does cause dry skin. I was given a dose pak (helps relieve itching....in my case minor relieve experienced) after my 2nd treatment of Taxol because the itching was unbearable one night that I was in tears.
I am posting this question because I had my 3rd treatment yesterday and had a severe itching episode that night. I have always had dry skin and use AmLaction to keep skin moist. I am wondering if the chemo has intensified my dry skin to where it is now causing me to have severe itching.