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Sudden skin rash covers most of my body. Have been on anti biotic cephalexin for 8 days. could this cause a rash. if so what to do about it.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

This rash came on over night.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Had recent surgery to remove a blood clot it left groin.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you have itching along with rash?

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having sudden skin rash all over the body is most likely due to skin disease known as urticaria.

A hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) occurs in the skin, causing inflammation. The inflammation causes the skin to become reddish & itchy.

Yes,your drug antibiotic cephalexin can be the most probable cause of this.

Following is recommended for you now:

-Take tablet benadryl once a day.

-Apply cream containing 1% hydrocortisone or apply calamine lotion.

This will reduce the rashes & itching.All these medications are available at your counter without any prescription.

Thank you.

Hope this helped

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