I was prescribed bactrim as an antibiotic after a colonization of MRSA was found in my nose. Initially on Cephalaxin, for an abcess, but what switched over to bactrim, even though the abcess did not show any MRSA.
I took my two pills for the day, and within 30 minutes after taking the last dose, my ankles began to itch... within another 30 minutes, it spread up my legs, I fell asleep, woke up, and the rash spread to my upper arms, my chest, and stomach (minimal in the last two areas).
I've been taking Benadryl for the past 3 days... the itching subsides then comes back, as does the rash... how long should I be taking this to expect full results?
If the rash does not subside within 5 days or exacerbates, please consult a doctor.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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