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I get an awful rash every time I am sick. Wether it is a sinus

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I get an awful rash every time I am sick. Wether it is a sinus infection or mastitis or just having a c-section. It starts with a fever and then a red rash all over my body. By the second day it it picks one part of my body to blister up and form blister and almost like acne. I went to the dermetoligst and had a bippsy and it came back as impetigo. I don't understand why it happens every single time and why no one else gets the rash if impetigo is contagious? I have had this happen 4 times in the last year but it has been going on for 6 years now.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

Have you taken any oral antibiotics for this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Sometimes yes sometimes no depending on what I was sick from. This time I had a sinus infection and my doctor prescribed Levoquin but the rash was there before I had ever taken any antibiotic. I had used Musinex D and Ibuprofen but the rash started before use of those also. I got the same rash back in April when I had a stomach virus and didn't see a doctor. The only thing I took then was imodium. The time before that I had a c-section in January and was on the pain killers and Ibuprofen.

Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

If the biopsy has shown that this is impetigo - it is more or less confirmatory.

You would need a course of antibiotic medication for some time to get rid of this - it could be that you are a carrier of the bacteria - that is the reason you get it every time you are unwell.

You require oral antibiotics, such as erythromycin, dicloxacillin or flucloxacillin.


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