It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Allergies Message Board

rash after taking medicine

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 1
dan606671 HB User
rash after taking medicine

I was prescribed sulfameth trimethoprim for possible prostate infection. After 8 days I developed a rash on my arms. I stopped the medication. It has been over 24 hours and the rash is still noticeable on my arms and other areas of my body. I have taken a small amount of a generic benadryl. Should I continue with benadryl or should I call my doctor? Will the rash increase even though I have stopped the medication

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-25-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
MountainReader's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Out West
Posts: 4,023
MountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB User
Re: rash after taking medicine

If you have stopped the medication, it shouldn't get worse. If it does or you have any breathing problems, go see your doctor. Benedryl is a good choice for treatment.

Also talk to your doctor about your reaction. You should add this medication to the list of medication allergies. You may also need to talk to him about another medication for treatment of your infection.

I had a similar reaction with Sulfa years ago.

Old 01-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,110
dolysods HB User
Re: rash after taking medicine

I too am allergic to sulfa drugs. I didn't get a rash until the day after the last dose of meds. I was head to toe rash...worst part is i was a camp counselor that summer out in the heat!

I would continue taking the benadryl and call the doctor in the morning. I was given a steroid/benadryl shot and still had some rash for about 2-3 days. Definitely call the doc and get another antibiotic for the infection

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Child Allergie Rash... Utacaria saratoria Allergies 0 09-11-2008 01:38 AM
Rash from thyroid medicine? david45249 Thyroid Disorders 3 12-31-2007 11:52 AM
Bactrim caused rash, persting for a week after stopping meds dancingindenver Allergies 3 12-07-2007 05:45 AM
rash and lamictal debvid Epilepsy 21 08-28-2007 04:51 PM
Herxing Rash? IL_gal Lyme Disease 4 08-13-2007 07:46 PM
HELP!!!nettle rash for more than 20years! liyu Skin Problems 2 03-08-2007 04:24 PM
I have a rash, and I think it's from a new med.-- can I stop taking it? Melissa765 Open to All Other Health Topics 5 09-15-2006 04:27 AM
Lupus rash Phadrae Lupus 16 09-04-2004 05:43 AM
thyroid skin rash kpk Thyroid Disorders 10 06-09-2004 05:14 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!