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A 33-year-old male asked:

whole body itching since waking up. some red blotchy spots and puffiness in knees and hands. comes and goes, took prednisone and not helping. ?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Recheck: Perhaps the allergic reaction is getting worse. Or perhaps this is a side effect of another medicine . I would recommend going to the emergency room and taking some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right now

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