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So I've been having welts since May. In April I was in the hospital with a massive bacterial infection that caused bronchitis and pneumonia. Got out, started getting welts. I attributed them to allergies. I have a lifelong history of allergies. I was almost the bubble girl when I was little. I was allergic to everything I ate touched or wore. After many years of testing and treatment I am down to a manageable few allergies that I know of: oranges, maple trees, grass, carbonated beverages, vicodin.
Last Tuesday went into the e.d. Had a foot long by six inch wide welt on my side. They gave me some prednisone and sent me on my way, saying if I developed more welts to see my doctor. Got new welts. Went to see my doctor this tuesday. They took some bloodwork. Showed I had an elevated white blood cell count and that my esinophils (sp.?) were in proper range, so it wasn't allergies she didn't think. Started on Keflex last night.
Now I have new welts on my hands and my side. Should I go see the doctor again? Is this keflex going to take care of the welts? Is this normal for a bacterial infection? What kind of questions should I be asking?
Can't stop sweating and I'm so pooped. And I also have this just general itchy feeling.
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