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What to do for a drug allergy rash?

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Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Rash: Talk to your doctor about stopping the drug felt to be causing the rash. Then treat the symptoms, such as antihistamines for itching. If the symptoms are more serious such as swelling or trouble breathing, definitely see a doctor.
Answered on Nov 26, 2014
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
I agree with Dr. Green. Consider also taking a photo of the rash especially if the rash is changing over time. The picture is worth a thousand words when trying to explain a skin rash.
May 31, 2013

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