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My 16 y/o daughter developed an allergy to

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My 16 y/o daughter developed an allergy to Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim antibiotic. She has red bumps all over her body. Her doctor told her to take Benadryl for the itching and stinging and that the allergy will run it course now that she is not taking the antibiotic anymore. The problem is that Benadryl is not woking. So she is going crazy with the itching and the stinging sensation. She needs some relief. We tried Aloe cream all over but it doesn't help. What else can we do to get her some relief? How long can this go on? The itching and pain is unbearable at this point. Thanks for any help.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

You should some self care measures like

You can give her Cetirizine/Claritin rather than Benadryl.

Also apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream on bumps.

You should give her cool compresses.

Wear cotton loose clothes.

Oatmeal bath and calamine lotion can be helpful.

If her symptoms 'll not improve over the time then consult her doctor for injectable medications including steroids for symptomatic relief.

In case of severe itching,cough,shortness of breath then visit ER.

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Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 11 months ago.

If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly rather than give us poor/bad service.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thanks.