Q. What medication should I take for my skin rashes?

Answered by
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 12, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have been experiencing skin rashes, as shown in the attached photo, for the past three weeks. It all started with itching sensation in both hands, and then red spots came all over my arms, face, and legs.

I have also itching in my head. I was given Avil injection at the hospital and Avil tablets. I also took Teczine tablet afterward. Yesterday I took L Montus tablet. I am also attaching a photo of my prescription.

Today, I feel weak and dizzy, as I am fasting, and I took the injection while fasting. What medication best suits my case? Thank you so much.

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

This is acute urticaria. I suggest you try taking the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent.

  1. Tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg, twice daily after meals for 15 days.
  2. Tablet Rantac (Ranitidine) 150 mg, twice daily before meals for 15 days.
  3. Tablet Omnacortil (Prednisolone) 10 mg, twice a day is given to you as the urticaria is recurrent. You can take it for five days then reduce dose to 10 mg once a day for five days after meals.

Tablet Avil (Pheniramine maleate) is antihistamine that can cause drowsiness. Some patients complain of drowsiness even after taking Levocetirizine. But you need to take Levocetirizine.

Any tablet taken on an empty stomach can cause gastritis. If you have difficulty in swallowing or breathing, then you should visit a doctor immediately.

Get the following blood test done:

  1. CBC (complete blood count) with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate).
  2. Urine routine microscopy.
  3. Serum IgE (immunoglobulin E).

If urticaria is persistent, and if you still have the rashes, then I suggest Injection Avil 2 cc IM and Injection Hydrocort (Hydrocortisone sodium succinate) 100 mg IV. Stat dose can be given. If the rash has subsided, then continue with above medications.

For more information consult a cosmetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist

Was this answer helpful?



This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

My wife has urticaria. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been getting a rash which the doctor has termed as urticaria. What could have caused this? I feel she could be having a yeast intolerance. Please help.  Read Full »

I have a rash that appears only when I sweat or take a shower. Is it hives?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old male. I have a weird rash on the back. It looks like hives but does not itch or burn at all. It only appears when I sweat or take a shower.  Read Full »

Please suggest homeopathy medicine for urticaria.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. Recently, I have been diagnosed with having urticaria (burning, itching sensations throughout the body from head to toe). It started out in an acute way but is turning out to be chronic. It has been more than two and a half months and I am still suffering from it...  Read Full »



Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Cosmetologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.



Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.