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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have red patches all over my body they itch.i went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
See MD: You were treated for allergic reaction, with h1, h2 (histamine receptor) blockers/antihistamines, and anti-inflammatory (steroid). Not better? See md to see what's what.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p

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