Does anyone taking plaquenil have any skin issues?

CastillocCastilloc Member New Member
I have been on plaquenil for 5 years and I have been having face breakouts for a couple of years and they seem to be getting worse. They pop up under my skin red and inflamed. They have a clear fluid that comes out and sometimes have pus like acne. I have been to 4 dermatologist. The first 2 were not sure what it was thought it was lupus related and gave me a steroid cream, the 2nd was pretty sure it was lupus and started me on elidel, and the last one...I walked in and right away said it is rosacea gave me a rx and walked out. I have read that plaquenil can cause skin problems too. I am just frustrated bc I can't find any meds to help it and it getting bad on my face. I am really self conscious about it. Thanks 


  • JordanK1810JordanK1810 Member New Member
    Hi! So, I have been on Plaquenil for about 3 years, and was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15. From what I have noticed is, yes- my acne does come in harsher when I am not in remission. I have not asked a doctor about this, I thought it was maybe just stress at first- but after reading this I think I have the same problem. Please don't ever feel self conscious about your skin :) I hope all is well
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