A 36-year-old female asked:
diagnosed wit mono dr gav me meloxicam,cephalexin keflex m broken out l have a rash its swollen on my face chin around eyes is this normal or alleric?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Marvin Ott answered
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be either: Some viral infections (like mono) can cause you to develop a rash with penicillin related antibiotics (like cephalexin). Given the swelling, it sounds more like an allergic reaction. You should see your doctor, who can prescribe a different antibiotic if they feel it is needed. If at any time you develop inability to swallow or trouble breathing, go immediately to the ER. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jul 25, 2014
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