my name is katie and i'm 20 years old. So basically from my research i believe i suffered a severe allergic reaction to Cepacol maximum strength lozenges. (The reason why i took one of these is because my tonsils are inflamed and thought this would help) The thing that struck me odd was that i only noticed it on my elbows and knees. First of all I thought it was from a new herbal tea that i had tried just the other day but soon to realize how wrong i was when i did research on the cepocal side effects. Numerous websites said that an allergic reaction is rare but is still likely to happen. They said that hives and redness may occur. i started to get pretty worried and showed my mom right away because of the fact that i have never in my life ever had an allergic reaction. yes i do have asthma and have had other lozenges before but obviously never had a reaction quite like this.
The itchiness was so unbearable i knew i had to get some lotion to sooth some of redness. I immediately drove to my local drugstore and asked the pharmacist if there was something/anything i could take. She recommended
Benadryl which has the antihistamine. i have to say i did notice that the itchiness did subside but still very noticeable on my knees and elbows.
my tonsils are still sore and inflamed non the less (don't worry, ive have the tonsil thing happen to me more then i can keep count) but anyway i'm still in shock about just the knee and elbow thing alone.
not really sure what else i can do.