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Started citalopram (celexa) 6 days ago. Last night started having all over body itching, but no rash present. Is this a possible side effect?

Started citalopram (celexa) 6 days ago. Last night started having all over body itching, but no rash present. Is this a possible side effect?

Not definite: The generalized itching may be a side effect but without a rash, a true allergic reaction is not certain. You could try stopping celexa (citalopram) if your physician agrees, and when itching subsides,try it again to see if the itching returns. However, your physician who knows you best should sanction this and advise you; therefore discuss this symptom with him/her. ...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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I get this odd itch feeling body gets warm and feels like its all over. Started to happen after going on celexa (citalopram) 10mg. However no actual rash. Anxiety?

I get this odd itch feeling body gets warm and feels like its all over. Started to happen after going on celexa (citalopram) 10mg. However no actual rash. Anxiety?

Drug Reaction: It is possible to be getting a drug reaction. These usually start 1 to 10 days after starting a new medication. I would talk to your doctor about finding a replacement medication. ...Read more

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I have a rash from celexa (citalopram) how long will it take to go away? It is reallbad on my arms y

I have a rash from celexa (citalopram) how long will it take to go away? It is reallbad on my arms y

Stop celexa (citalopram): It could take several weeks until itvrequires. If the rash is very severe a topical or even internal steroid can speed up the resolution ofctherash. See the doctor who prescribed the Celexa (citalopram) or a dermatologist to treat the rash so that you do not remain uncomfortable le potentially for weeks and are left with long term colr change. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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What to do about the rashes on my skin?

What to do about the rashes on my skin?

If they are : bothersome to you - have them checked by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

See Your Doctor: Rashes can be caused by many things, meaning that there is not a single treatment. If you have rashes which persists or bother you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for skin rashes?

Depends: The treatment or best thing to do is entirely dependent on the rash type. Different rashes are caused by different processes and therefore have different treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more