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Can Cephalexin causes red itchy rash on the ankles, legs, and abdomen?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018
Question: can cephalexin m 500 mg 2 times a day for eye infection cause red itchy rash on ankles legs back qand abdomen
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Cephalexin can cause hypersensitivity reaction, it is possible to cause such rash. However on careful history and examination it needs to rule out other reasons for such rash which are also common.
I suggest to go back to your primary or prescribing doctor for evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care,
Dr. Suma Parinam
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Can Cephalexin causes red itchy rash on the ankles, legs, and abdomen?

Brief Answer: Possible Detailed Answer: Hi, Cephalexin can cause hypersensitivity reaction, it is possible to cause such rash. However on careful history and examination it needs to rule out other reasons for such rash which are also common. I suggest to go back to your primary or prescribing doctor for evaluation. Hope I have answered your query. Take care, Dr. Suma Parinam