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Does taking Toprol for heart disease and high BP cause rash in my body

I am 53 years old and weigh 302 lbs. I have a small rash (welt-like) on my side. It s been there for approx 4 weeks now. It doesn t itch. I have put both hydrocortisone cream and an antifungal cream on it. The rash seems to deminish (but does not go away). Then it returns. I have heart disease and high blood pressure and am currently taking Toprol, Plavix, Norvasc and Hydrochlorothiazide. Can any of these medications trigger such a reaction?
Sat, 7 May 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.It seems that you might be having either fungal infection or rash due to excessive heat,normally produced in the area.Please do not use steroid cream without medical advise.Your medicines has not caused this.It is better that if you are concerned please see a doctor and then get treated.bye and take care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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If you have responded to the combination treatment ,then most probably its a fungal infection.I would suggest you to use a plain anti fungal cream with oral anti fungal tablet for initial 2 weeks .If you respond to it then continue it for another 2 weeks.If not then switch over to a plain steroid cream .

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