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I'm having hives suddenly and I am on Cipro. Do I need to

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I'm having hives suddenly and I am on Cipro. Do I need to call 911?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
If the reaction is limited to hives or similar skin reactions, there is no need to be seen emergently, so it is not necessary to call 911.
There would be a different level of concern if there were systemic symptoms, and particularly if there is any shortness of breath or wheezing. But as long as the symptoms are limited to hives, then it would be fine to simply stop the Cipro and also take some oral antihistamines to ease the hives reaction.
Of course, after stopping the Cipro, there would also need to be some consideration of an alternative antibiotic, but that would depend upon what infection is being treated. Since all antibiotics require a prescription, you would need to contact your doctor, but it usually would not require contacting 911.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Great answer!
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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