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Severe rash and very itchy. Had new iv antibiotic once in

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severe rash and very itchy. Had new iv antibiotic once in hospital Wed. p.m or Thurs. a.m. Just started after rash began cefpodoxime. Many antibiotic allergies, especially penicilin. What to do?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: Have taken Benadryl. it helps.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: COPD, bronchiectasis reason for i.v. antibiotics
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Aleksandra Frye replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Aleksandra Frye replied 6 months ago.

To clarify, are you still taking the new antibiotic and if not, when was the last dose?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
took only one dose last night.
Expert:  Aleksandra Frye replied 6 months ago.

And when did the rash start? Also do you have any wheezing, shortness of breath, vomiting, stomach pain or other symptoms?