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Prescribed Biaxin for sinus infection. Having itchiness, rash on arms, back, chest. Prescribed benadryl. Yeast infection?

I was precribed biaxin to treat a sinus infection . After 3 days on the biaxin i started to get very itchy. Didn t see any signs of a rash just really itchy. Called the dr and was given a new antibiotic ( avelox 400mg for 5 days) The itch did not get any better. I have a goosebump like rash that started on my arms, back and chest. The rash is now on my parts of my legs and neck. I also have little red patches that are itchy starting on my face. I noticed a slight yeast infection starting 11 days after starting the antibiotics (8 days after the rash and itching started). Treated it with a dose of diflucan . Went and saw my dr again 13 days after the itch started. She did a blood test for allergies which came back negative and also prescribed more diflucan. She said to keep taking benadryl and that it was probably viral and would go away soon. I did have a couple days where i though it was getting better but now it is getting worse. Very very itchy!! Could this be a yeast infection rash? Is it common for a rash to change areas? My back and chest are not as bad anymore but like i said the rash is now on my legs and face.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. It appears that youare allergic to Biaxin (clarithromycin) and Aveflox (moxifloxacin) and the yeast infection could be due to secondary infection due to higher antibiotics. You can get systemic relief to sinusitis with allergy treatment, so avoid use of antibiotics for few days, till you get relief of itching .
At this stage you are supposed to use anti histamines, and steroides, for complete relief. There is chance of fungus infection also so for that you may need to use anti fungal drugs.
Wishing for a quick recovery and thanks for calling.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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