Help...rash from Cephalexin (Keflex) or Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
I took Cephalexin 500 mg. (Keflex generic) for 3 weeks for abcesssed tooth.
Last 2 weeks also took Doxycycline 100 mg (Vibramycin generic) along with the Cephalexin.
Broke out head to toe with bright red speck rash.
I stopped taking both meds 7 days ago but the red speck rash is not going away. Maybe not quite as red now, but, still on my body/legs. I did not have breathing problems.
I have been taking Zyrtec for 7 days. I could not get hold of my regular dentist or root canal dentist so I called the parmacist for help. They said Zyrtec would do the same thing Benadryl would.
How long does it take for the rash to go away?
Some areas itch a little, enough to be uncomfortable. On those areas I use Nystatin and it helps which indicates yeast is active along with the rash.
I also took PB-8 Acidolphous the entire time.
I definitely will not be taking those meds again. Not sure whether Doxycycline is guilty of the rash or not. I am allergic to penecillin but have been able to take Keflex for many years since then. Obviously my tolerance of Keflex has come to an end.