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Hot rash spreading over upper body after eating tortilla chips, no known food allergies. Treatment for allergy?

22, Male, 6 0 , 210 lbs. Hello. Tonight, about 2 hours after eating tortilla chips and hot salsa (which I eat on a fairly regular basis) I suddenly broke out in a hot rash that gradually spread over most of my upper body and head. it almost felt like a sun burn . I ve never had an allergic reaction before in my entire life. I eat spicy foods all of the time and also have no known food allergies (Have always been able to eat peanut, gluten , wheat, and soy products.) Any idea what this could have been? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

If there was such a sudden outbreak, this could most probably be a hypersensitivity reaction requiring the administration of anti-histamine medication. Depending on your situation we can administer either an injection or give you a tablet for the same. Please visit the ER at the earliest for treatment.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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