Ive been on Azathioprine for a year and although ive had mouth ulcers, sore joints, bruising easily and hair thinning on the odd occasion ive been fine.
I work in a dermatology centre and yeah there are risks of skin cancers when you take azathioprine but you can really help with the odds of getting them.
1) stay out of the sun where possible especially from 11:00 til 16:00
2)wear sun block from april til october
3)wear a hat if you do go out
also be aware of the moles or skin lesions you already have !! the skin cancers related to azathioprine arent deadly if caught early.
where i work we use azathioprine a lot for kids with severe eczema.
I dont worry about it. just take good care of yourself. Id much rather the azathioprine risks than being in a constant flare or steroids.
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