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how do i know if what my child has is chicken pox or an allergic reaction to amoxicillin? she finished treatment 3 days ago and spots barely appeared

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely reaction: Rash from amoxicillin is not uncommon especially when used in a viral infection. This is thought to be mediated by lymphocytes and not the IgE antibody associated with the typical drug allergy. Chickenpox is usually associated with blisters . However avoid all penicillin type drug until it has been cleared by an allergist.
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
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