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19 Jan 2009

I got flu and was prescribes ati-biotics
(strated the 5 day course last Monday).

Last Friday a pimply rash started up on my face and now it is all over my face right down to my neck and shoulders! It is very itchy!!!

I went to the chemist on Sunday (yesterday) and he game me antihistamine and a cream to put on - but this has not seemed to have helped at all :-(

What could have caused this (is it the antibiotics?) and what can be done to get rid of it as its very sore and itchy and looks terrible!!!
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01 Jan 0001

It is possible that the antibiotics may have caused it. However, the fact that the antihistamine is not clearing it, is worrying. I'd suggest seeing a doctor, and in the meanwhile swith to an oral antihistamine such as DESELEX.

Good luck!
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