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What could be the reason for small red pinprick rashes on legs , chest and back after an ERCP which are not itchy and have little breathing trouble?

I had ERCP to remove stent 3 days ago. Yesterday afternoon I noticed small red pinprick rash on legs from ankle to thigh..not itchy. took children s claritin--1 tsp, as am higly allergic to almost everything. Rash does not itch, but places on chest and back have red circles where they places the sticky discs for monitors--alway get these from the sticky disks. i have only had this similar type rash on legs before when out in sun. Also, a little trouble breathing, but do not want to use inhaler or take more claritin. Maybe just anxiety?
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi..dear cstevens..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
ERCP is....Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Through the endoscope, the physician can see the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and inject dyes into the ducts in the biliary tree and pancreas so they can be seen on X-rays...,
Here using dye contains IODINE, it will allergic to few members...,So U got this..,
U consult good dermatologist, he can treat and follow up the case..,
So meanwhile use...Tab..ALLEGRA 180 mg daily...,
Apply Clobetasol and gentamycin cream....thanQ
Answered: Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Haseena Hamdani's  Response
Hi Cstevensharris,
there are various reasons for these type of rash. It could be platelet deficiency, Immunoglobulin DIsease ( IGA), Solar dermatitis or due to Aspirin. As you have undergone major surgery, you must have run battery of tests, so I am not considering Platelet deficiency. Breathlessness could be due to anxiety, but if you have any other related symproms, please go and see your doctor.
You may go for allergen test also, it is unlikely that you are allergic to almost everything. Once you know your allergen, you can avoid that allergen.
Take care!
Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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