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Took my last Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine at 10:30pm Wednesday night. Last night started getting really itchy on scalp and feet. Now have mild rash. Concern?

Took my last Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine at 10:30pm Wednesday night.  Last night started getting really itchy on scalp and feet. Now have mild rash. Concern?

Known side effect: Itching is a known adverse effect of any opiate medication which includes codeine, and it's not indicative of an allergy to the medication. You usually won't get a rash along with the itching, but the skin will turn red where it is scratched. It generally peaks after each dose and improves within a couple hours. If it persists, worsens, or is accompanied by swelling that would be concerning. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to remove itchy bites?

Use antihistamines: Apply witch hazel, Hydrocortisone cream, and over the counter ant histamines. If this does not get it under control see your doctor as there may be more to it. ...Read more

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Does codeine makes you high?

Yes.: This is one reason why people gets addicted to this drug. ...Read more

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Are DXM and codeine similar?

Are DXM and codeine similar?

No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action. ...Read more

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Why am i so itchy all the time?

Why am i so itchy all the time?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more