"red man syndrom"


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So yesterday I got addmitted and when they were doing my Vankomycin, over 90 minutes, my head began to itch like all hell and then I turned red. Has this happened to anyone else? MY docs are gonna do the Vanko over a longer time to see if that helps it.Thoughts?Comments?


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When my daughter gets vancomycin, she used to get "Red man's," so now they give her benadryl about 30 mins prior to getting it and run it over 2 hrs. After about 4-5 days, her body gets used to it and we can stop the benadryl. Hope this helps, That "Red man's" is no fun!
Take Care and feel better soon!