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Why have I suddenly reacted to Ibuprofen gel?

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WellThatsATurnipForTheBooks Thu 08-Feb-18 18:25:00

I've been using Ibuprofen gel on my side/hip for the last 2 - 3 weeks as suggested by the doctor.

I had no problem with it until a couple of days ago when my skin started stinging and burning like hell when I put it on. The skin was bright red and slightly bumpy in texture. Initially it even hurt when clothing touched it.

Why has this suddenly happened? Should I be worried?

WellThatsATurnipForTheBooks Thu 08-Feb-18 20:11:54

Anyone have any suggestions?

Amber0685 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:15:15

Long shot with this weather but sunlight exposure?

WellThatsATurnipForTheBooks Thu 08-Feb-18 20:18:28

Chance would be a fine thing Amber smile

No, that part of me rarely sees daylight let alone full on sunshine

Amber0685 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:45:42

We live in hope! Maybe a delayed reaction, I would stop using it. Sorry. Heat packs? Paracetamol?

WellThatsATurnipForTheBooks Thu 08-Feb-18 21:15:44

It's just so odd that it's been fine for that long and then suddenly my skin is tingling and on fire!

I'll stick to tablets until I go back to the doctors I think

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