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What is the remedy for rash on the body post intake of Bactrim ?

I have been taking Bactrim for 8 days for a sinus infection and ear infection . Today I woke up with a rash that was on my neck and chest and now is on my entire torso and arms. I take Claritin D every day for sinus and allergy problems. I am also allergic to penicillin. What do I do at this point? Do I just wait for it to go away? How long will it take before the rash goes away?
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Please stop taking Bactrim immediately and visit your doctor. Bactrim is a combination of Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxasole.

Rash and Urticaria is a common adverse effect of cotrimoxasole or Bactrim. Severe reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Toxic epidermal necrolysis is also possible.
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