Question: I was prescribed Nitrofurantoin
for a possible bladder infection, although I did not feel like I had a bladder infection. I went to the urgent care for severe nausea
, and the doctor checked my urine and found red blood cells +3. She said it was probably cross contamination from the diarrhea and gave me that medication. I didn't start taking it right away because I was so very sick and antibiotics tend to make me have diarrhea and crampy abdominal pain
. I waited a few days before I started taking it. I took only one pill and developed diarrhea every 15 minutes throughout the night and all the next day. Then, I got what appeared to be hives
. Big red blotches that itched like crazy. That has lasted all day and now, at 2:30 a.m., I am so miserable I cannot sleep. Those blotches have turned into huge red itchy XXXXXXX size patches all over my body, inside my but crack, inside my ear, and on my scalp
. Our urgent care center is closed and I don't feel like waiting 8 hours in the emergency room just to be told I have hives. Is there anything I can do at home to relieve the itching and allow me to sleep? Does this mean I am allergic to this medication?