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Write-up: It was a fully body rash the developed over the course of 24 hours. The night before I noticed a bit of itching an a bump that seemed like a bug bite. The following morning I had many such bumps in clusters on my neck and arm (and a few more bumps on my legs). At the time I thought I had bed bugs. By about 6 PM, I had more bumps and many of them had spread and turned into welts. There were bumps and rashes on all limbs, my neck and redness on my chest and back, The itchiness was severe. While not extremely painful, it was extremely uncomfortable and seemed like it would be hard to sleep or do anything. Around 9 PM I took Allegra to try and alleviate symptoms. I also used hydrocortison cream and calamine lotion all over my body to reduce symptoms of itching. By around 11 PM, I the rash was spreading into my face in the form of some bumps and redness. I visited the ER after consultation with a nurse over the phone, who said that anaphylactic shock could be a possibility and that it would be best to go in. At the ER, I was treated with 50 mg diphenhydrAMINE , 20 mg famotidine , 10 mg dexAMETHasone. I was given a prescription for dexAMETHasone and instructed to take a refill in 3 days if I still had symptoms. I was discharged a couple hours later. I did not need to refill the dexAMETHasone as the sympoms subsided and was almost unnoticeable by day 3 (and completely gone by day 4).
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