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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes rashes on chest, arms, ankles, testicles when on BP medication?

I have a rash on my back, sometimes on my chest, other times on my arms and sometimes on my one ankle and oftentimes my left testicle itches and relief comes when I press the roots of the hair on my testicles - but it's a relief that borders on a relief that is more of a feeling of anxiety than relief in the true sense of the word. I am stressing from time to time, but when I do not stress it still happens. I am on blood pressure drugs - Hydroxide and Olmetac and it appears that the itching (rash) subsides when I take half of what is prescribed
Sat, 15 Feb 2014
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Certain anti-hypertensive drugs can cause the hypersensitive reaction, you are on such drugs so it is better to switch over to some other antihypertensive drug beside this, and for that you have to talk to your doctor the itching problem can be managed with long acting anti-histamine tab and the best option is Levocetrizine 10 mg three times in day. hope this information helps you have nice day.
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