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A 25-year-old female asked:

I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) because my arms and back are itchy but there is no rash or welts or redness. i took clindamyin over 48 hours ago. random allergy?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Unlikely: The scenario described is inconsistent with clindamycin allergy. In fact, rash-less itching is due to dry skin more often than not (which Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might worsen).
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