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Breaking out rashes, hives on arms, chest after completing course of sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim for bacterial infection. Allegic to penicillin. Treatment?

I just finishing taking sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim ds tablets, usp 800mg,160mg 2x daily for 10 days for a bacteria infection. I am know breaking our on my arms and chest with rashes/hives. I already know that I am allergic to penicillin. What do I need to do for treatment. do I need to see a doctor I have no health insurance
Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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Thanks for your query
I have gone through your problem in detail
the way yiu narrated your problem and the medications you are taking suggest probably you are suffering from anaphylaxis to drugs . immediately you can take chlorphenaramine tablet at the earliest and suggest you to see the doctor in emergency department at the earliest
wish you a good health
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