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Taking prednisone for itchy rashes. Swollen lymph nodes, pain in the neck. Need to be concerned?

Im on prednisone for a rash , Ive also been on anti biotics (z pACK) I itch all over and have swollen lymph nodes..on my neck, i get achy and seem to get cold much more then I ever have.I was on prednisone and a week later the rash came back and I was very itchy..went back and was put back on prednisone again. should I be worried
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
Itchy rashes and lymph nodes around the neck region might most of the time be due to viral infections. It could be necessary to actually trace what is causing the rash. A history of a recent change in the environment, diet, sleeping room, job site should worth considering.
Other accompanying symptoms like fever, wheezing, rhinitis are important to consider to know if its an allergic reaction or not. An initial response to anti biotherapy could indicate an infectious cause. Persistence of symptoms should warrant an appointment with the dermatologist for a proper evaluation.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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