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Could the severe rashes be due to lidocaine shots or topical ointment?

Hello, my husband has developed a sudden and moderately severe rash (hives?). He has most recently had lidocaine shots and topical ointment. He also has started to take Lipitor and Diovan within the last 2 months. Could the rash be caused by these medications and is it serious? Thank you.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
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I have gone through your query and the rash could be related to these medicines.

It is not a very serious condition but can persist if the medicines continue.

I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet Cetirizine once daily for 10 days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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