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Taking pencillin for tonsillitis. Having itchy hives around knees and back of leg. Taking paracetamol and ibruprofen to control pain. Is it a reaction?

Hi, I currently have tonsillitis and I m on my third dose of penicillin however I seem to have broken out in itchy hives around my knees and the back of my legs? I ve been alternating paracetamol and ibruprofen throughout the day to control the pain. I figure the hives are a reaction to something but I m not sure what. I have taken all of this medication before without such a reaction. Please can you advise?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

You are taking penicillin,Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, and you have allergic reaction that is urticaria it can occur due to penicillin or any other drug.

You should stop all the drugs and some anti allergy medicine like cetirizine may help to reduce discomfort.

If Itching is more and rash is troublesome than visit to emergency room (ER) is warranted.

Out of these paracetamol is least likely to be culprit, you should visit a physician and take appropriate therapy in case of allergy to penicillin safe antibiotics from macrolide group like Erythromycin may be used.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D
Answered: Sat, 2 Nov 2013
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