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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My wife has been taking lamictal oral (25 Mg) for three days now and woke up this morning with small blisters around her mouth and inside, a slightly swollen tongue, racing thoughts and sore throat. She has consulted a doctor and has been told to stop the medication, take a couple benadryl and wait for it to pass in a couple days. She is still very frazzled by is and feels that it is not getting better. What can she do to calm down and help this clear her system?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am reading ur query, plz hold
User :   I am trying to find something to get my wife through this..
Doctor :   Sure I will help u
User :   What do you think?
Doctor :   Some of the skin reactions are like ones that can happen with other medications, such as hives (also
known as urticaria) and a red raised rash with or without small liquid filled vesicles (sometimes called
erythema multiforme). These rashes are not usually harmful.
Rarely, potentially harmful skin reactions can occur, the most serious of which are called Stevens-
Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Sometimes it is difficult to tell
whether a skin reaction is going to be harmful or not, and your doctor needs to consider stopping
lamotrigine treatment if any kind of skin reaction occurs.
User :   We have stopped?
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   once you stopped there will not any problem
User :   We are now waiting for her condition to get better and she is very frustrated and anxious.
Doctor :   I think you son syndrome is a Dog and is dangerous
Doctor :   Surely it will get better
Doctor :   It takes time
User :   What can we do in the mean time?
Doctor :   mean while she can you mlld steroids and Benadryl
Doctor :   mean while she can use mlld steroids and Benadryl
User :   What type of mild steroids?
Doctor :   Aleeric reaction get better when the alleren is taken off.
Doctor :   *Allergic
User :   When can we expect to see any real results?
Doctor :   It may take one week to get better
Doctor :   Absoltes
User :   Are they OTC?
Doctor :   *absolutely she will get better
Doctor :   Only Benadry is OTC
Doctor :   Which r u from?
User :   Texas
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I was in Shreveport
Doctor :   Dont get scared
Doctor :   Give her Ebnadryl two times a day
User :   So what can we do about her anxiousness?
Doctor :   Telll what was the indication--Bipolar illness or seixures
Doctor :   *seizures
User :   Depression.
Doctor :   Let me ask u few Qs
User :   k
Doctor :   This medication is for Bipolar Disorder
User :   yes
Doctor :   I want to ask u more detailed q so get the proper diagnosis either Depression or Bipolar
User :   bipolar
Doctor :   what doctor said
User :   yes
Doctor :   Bipolar or depression
User :   bipolar
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then there other alternative medication for Bipolar dz
Doctor :   Oxcarbamazipine
Doctor :   carbamazipine
Doctor :   depakore
Doctor :   *depakote
Doctor :   These anticonvulsants used for Bipolar Dz
User :   Ok, we are looking for something OTC she can take to get through the night and get some rest and feel better.
Doctor :   Regarding the OTC for anxety and sleep,Benadryl has sedative effects
Doctor :   Ativan is not OTC
Doctor :   All Psychatric medicines r prescribed meds
Doctor :   So just tray 50 mg of Benadryl 3 times a day
User :   our doc is not in and we are trying to find something to just get through the night
Doctor :   then give Benadryl 50 mg QHS
Doctor :   Honestly I was in USA and did Family Medicne
Doctor :   There is no OTC exept Benadryl
User :   ok, thanks.
Doctor :   Just comfort her tonight with benadryl and love
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Stay with her
Doctor :   Assure her
User :   i am
User :   thanks. good night
Doctor :   Get the appoint ment ASAP with Doc
Doctor :   and get an alternate medicine for Bipoal dz
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