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A 43-year-old female asked:

Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. em type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). never had allergy. why such delayed reaction. ?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Urticaria: likely related to the antibiotics. Notify the prescriber for management
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. rather than allergy. You need allergy testing
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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