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Ciprofloxacin causing headache, sweating, dizziness, a little rash on chest, redness on arms, plus a little bit of chest pain. allergic reaction or no

Ciprofloxacin causing headache, sweating, dizziness, a little rash on chest, redness on arms, plus a little bit of chest pain. allergic reaction or no

Side effects: Yes, most of them may be side effects, but if tolerable OK to complete your treatment. If getting too sick call your prescriber, so that they can decide based on initial indication if you'll need a different antibiotic versus just stopping Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

Not allergy: You indicate a gunshot wound!!!! Where on your body? Bandages? Did you apply any medicine to your skin? Where? Why worry about 4 little spots on your arm when you got shot??? Jealous husband? ...Read more

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15mo daughter has rash on chest & back, neck & slightly on her face. She is on amoxicillin for an ear infection started Friday. Drug reaction or virus?

15mo daughter has rash on chest & back, neck & slightly on her face. She is on amoxicillin for an ear infection started Friday. Drug reaction or virus?

Difficult to answer: It's sooooo hard to say anything about rashes without seeing them. If it looks like mosquito bites and they come and go rapidly, then likely hives and that is usually a drug reaction. If a fine tiny dots, fine rash that feels like sandpaper, more likely tillness. If in doubt, stop by your doctor's office and let them peek at it to tell the difference. ...Read more

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If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

Allergy: Lots of different meds can be used. Antihistamines are very common but stopping the medicine (or other thing) that causes the reaction is the first thing to do, if known. Topical and systemic steroids are also commonly used (orally or injected). ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. Usually it's just itching, redness, and swelling around the bite, but in rare cases it can evolve into anaphylactic shock which is life-threatening. Antihistamines may help mild cases, but if you have trouble breathing or other symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Insect bites: Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time. ...Read more

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What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more