Last night, I broke out in a red rash on my face. The rash burns and itches. It also appears to be spreading to other parts of the body when touched. I woke up and found it on new areas of my face. A first opinion I received last night told me it is an allergic reaction and that taking allergy medicines would suffice. However, I took Benadryl last night and it does not seem to be helping at all. Please help.
You have got a mild urticarial reaction. You will have to observe what causes it. It is commonly precipitated by dust, medicine, spicy food, street food, or perfume. It is not serious. Do not worry. I suggest the following:
Tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg twice a day for seven days.
Apply a moisturizer all over your body after a bath.
Review after seven days.
Thanks for replying. How do I get the Levocetirizine?
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