Just a quickie.
I woke up with a stonking great big coldsore on my top lip this morning; by lunch time it had developed into two or three more and had made the left side of my face sore and puffy. Apparently, it is quite a common side effect of Tocilizumab and needs to be treated quickly; due to suppression of the immune system it can rapidly develop into complications. I didn’t know this until I checked it out this morning so thought I’d give a heads up.
I’m currently treating it with Zovirax cream but if it continues to get worse I can mention it to my GP tomorrow at least. Let’s hope it doesn’t take over my face.