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Doctor insights on: I Took Clindamycin And Developed A Red Rash On My Face Neck And Chest Itches And Tingled Benadryl Has Not Helped No Other Symptoms What Can I Do

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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Red clindamycin 300mg4X daily/ 10 days for recurrent strep. Got rash all over arms neck chest face. Prescribed azithromycin instead, is this ok?

Red clindamycin 300mg4X daily/ 10 days for recurrent strep. Got rash all over arms neck chest face. Prescribed azithromycin instead, is this ok?

Drug rash: It appears that you are having a drug reaction from clindamycin. Since it bears no relationship to azithromycin, you will likely tolerate it although nearly any drug can lead to a skin rash. If you have a lot of itching still, contact your doctor for Rx. ...Read more

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Yesterday after showering I noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Yesterday after showering I noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Red bumps: You may be breaking out in urticaria caused by the hot water from the shower. This is known as cholnergic urticaria. Take tepid or luke warm showers rather than hot showers. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary before you shower. ...Read more

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I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

Yes: Nearly any drug can cause an allergic response and you need to avoid Diflucan (fluconazole) until proven otherwise. Notify your doctor to see if you need medical attention if the problem is bothersome or worsens. In the meanwhile try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

Benadryl safe: Benadryl is safe to use while breastfeeding although it may decrease the volume of breastmilk produced. However you should contact your doctor who prescribed the clindamycin and let them know you are itching. You may need to stop the clindamycin and switch to another antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of redness from face because of the clindamycin phosphate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel?

What can I use to get rid of redness from face because of the clindamycin phosphate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel?

Topical cortisone: Otc Hydrocortisone cream for a few days may help but your problem will not go away until you stop using the agent which has provoked the redness. ...Read more

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Can I use face lotion to get rid of the redness from using clindamycin phosphate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel?

Can I use face lotion to get rid of the redness from using clindamycin phosphate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel?

No: It won't hurt but it would not likely reduce the redness. Although Hydrocortisone cream may reduce the redness and itching, it should not be used on a long-term basis. ...Read more

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I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain, it is spreading to chest.

I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain, it is spreading to chest.

? allergic/heat rash: It could be a contact dermatitis--do you wear a chain or jewellery. Could be a heat rash
apply calamine lotion, avoid contact with metal, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body. It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities. Have it checked if it persist. Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Breaking out in little hives on face, neck, &chest for weekn a half. What could it be? Itchy! I break out, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) n they go down, itch, then back.

Breaking out in little hives on face, neck, &chest for weekn a half. What could it be? Itchy! I break out, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) n they go down, itch, then back.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe itching/rash head/neck/chest after handling cat I have had 5 years. Sudden cat allergy? Is it his saliva? He licks my hair too. What to take?

Severe itching/rash head/neck/chest after handling cat I have had 5 years. Sudden cat allergy? Is it his saliva? He licks my hair too. What to take?

Antihistamine: Rash can be treated with an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical hydrocortisone cream, but may require prednisone RX if needed. If no cat allergy after five years, most likely something the cat picked up causing allergic reaction. Cats don't like to be washed but this one should. ...Read more

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The past 2 weeks my neck and chest have been itching. Wasn't bad at first but now I've scratched them so much they are covered in a red bumpy rash?

The past 2 weeks my neck and chest have been itching. Wasn't bad at first but now I've scratched them so much they are covered in a red bumpy rash?

Itch scratch rash: Scratching a rash makes it worse. Vicious itch-scratch-rash cycle, the more you scratch the worse the rash and the worse the rash theore you itch and then the more you scratch. Stop the cycle with topical steroids and antihistamines. You will need a prescription strength steroid cream from your doctor--otc Hydrocortisone not strong enough. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Rash: Appropriate treatment is diagnosis dependent. Did your child have all of his inoculations? Fever? Photosensitive? Shape and color of rash? Best to have your Pediatrician examine before trying to self treat. ...Read more

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I have a skin colored rash on my neck, behind my ears and on my face. It does not itch. I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone cream. Neither helped?

I have a skin colored rash on my neck, behind my ears and on my face. It does not itch. I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone cream. Neither helped?

See a Dermatologist: It is really impossible to say what this rash may be without a more detailed history and exam. I suggest you make an appointment with a Dermatologist to have this evaluated properly. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash on her face, neck, and chest it is warm to the touch and red and bumpy what could be wrong?

This could be a: Reaction to something she ingested (ate) or had contact with. Is she on any medications? Is it itchy? Is she sick in any other way (sore throat, fever)? I would recommend if she has any of these other symptoms, that she be seen by her pediatrician.. ..and to make a definitive diagnosis, she should be seen. ...Read more

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I've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

I've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

Hard to say but: Depends on how long you have had it...Did it occur in past. ... Possibly contact allergy (? New soap detergent makeup etc) hives can occur for no obvious reason., try Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec (read labels) if no better see your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Baby is 2 and a half and has really bad eczema on her arms, neck, and now her face. Can I apply benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream to help with the itching?

My Baby is 2 and a half and has really bad eczema on her arms, neck, and now her face. Can I apply benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream to help with the itching?

No do not use: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Get some aveeno oatmeal bath packets and put her in the bathtub with one of these packets dissolved to soothe the itch. They should help a lot. You can also use 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day on lesions. These may help a bit. See her Dr. For something stronger. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne. A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones. Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest, neck and chin that is grainy and slightly red. I have had low-grade fever, sore throat and head ache. What could it be?

I have a rash on my chest, neck and chin that is grainy and slightly red. I have had low-grade fever, sore throat and head ache. What could it be?

Could be viral: But I always get concerned about Strep throat and the rash from Strep when I hear about symptoms like yours. I strongly recommend you get a throat culture and if positive, treat with oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Woke up with a scratch looking mark which has now spread all over my neck chest and shoulders as a rash. Benadryl isn't working. No insurance?

Woke up with a scratch looking mark which has now spread all over my neck chest and shoulders as a rash. Benadryl isn't working. No insurance?

Hard to tell: It is not possible to tell you what may be the cause without more history and a direct inspection of the rash. I suspect that they may be from a mild case of hives. Best to see a doctor but you may try taking a non-sedating antihistamine up to 4 x daily to see if this would work for you in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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What causes rash on neck and chest? Itches

Many factors: Try to see what has changed - anew shirt, clothing that touches the neck area, new detergents, not rinsing off the laundry detergent properly, etc. If persists then seek help of a physician who can help control symptoms while a work up is started. ...Read more

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On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

Possible, yes: You don't say why you were started on these meds but it seems likely that this is a reaction to them. It might be AGEP. Whether it is or not I would stop them but ask if you need other antibiotics. I feel the risk of serious side effects are so great it should only be used as a last resort when no other good options exist. See http://tinyurl. Com/h2hsy4x
and http://www. Survivingcipro. Com ...Read more

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I have a rash on both arms and chest and neck. It itches and burns. What can I use for itching? Have tried everything over the co this wakes me up and is very painful

If: If you have tried everything over the counter with no relief and you have a very painful itchy rash, then you need to be evaluated by a medical professional right away. There are prescription medications that can help with the itching, but most importantly you need to find out exactly what you are dealing with and how it can be treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more