3 years ago I was put on Bactrim for a leg wound that had developed cellulitis. I was informed by my wound care specialist to stop taking if I felt any itching at all. I stopped after taking my 3rd dose and 5 days later woke up with a horrible red pustule type rash on my face.
2 days of going to urgent care and getting shots in the butt I was sent to the hospital where I was admitted for 24 hours on IV's and medicine.
Fast forward to last Monday, June 25th. I had a horrible migraine and took some old medicine of mine from 3 years ago called Imitrex. I have no medical insurance so I have hung on to all my old prescriptions.
I woke up Tuesday morning with a pustule type rash on my forehead. Thought nothing of it but was feeling flu-ish. Stayed home from work again and took just ibuprofen.
Wednesday got up for work still there. Read online that Imitrex should be avoided if you have a "sulfa" allergy.
I went to ER and was given Prednisone 20 mg twice daily for 5 days. Along with Zyrtec 10mg once daily.
I still have the red pustules on my face. I have no insurance so I don't know what to do. My ER bill was $750 for 5 minutes with the dr who didn't even check my throat, lymph nodes or heart. Just my lungs and that was it.
I don't know what to do because I can't keep paying for ER visits but I don't qualify for other "free" services.
Any suggestions? How long should I expect this rash to last? Anything I should be putting on it?