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Bactrim reaction

After taking 5 doses of Bactrim DS, I noticed an uncomfortable burning sensation on my upper back, shoulders amd eth back of my neck. I immediately stopped taking the antibiotic and so far the sensation has persisted. I have had a low-grade fever that somes and goes and has only been as high as 99.3 F, with normal 98.6 in between. I had some mild to moderate shaking chills, but those subsided. There is no visible rash or redness and my skin on my back feels only slightly warmer to the touch, but to me it feels as if it is very warm and burning. I am unable to see my personal physician until Thursday the 29th, so I am wondering if I should go to the ER instead of waiting a few days to see my doctor, or take something OTC like Benadryl?


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Hi.

Is the burning sensation still present?

Is this not associated with the high temperature?

I suggest that you seek immediate consult at the ER just to have this assessed early in case this is an allergic reaction. Are there ay associated difficulty of breathing ,faintness, or  rash ?

An allergic reaction usually presents as a rash. In some however, palpitations and faintness may present without the  rash. This may not require immediate intervention as you are ambulatory and coherent. An initial assessment will however be helpful.
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I'm fine. I did not develop any other symptoms, and the burning completely subsided as of yesterday morning. I saw my doctor this morning and she prescribed me doxycycline monohydrate 100 mg twice a day for 10 days to clear up my chronic sinus infection. We'll see how it goes!
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