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Iitchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. treating w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

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Dr. Yun Tran
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash
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