A 19-year-old female asked:
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strep/mono tests were both negative but doc still thinks its strep. i am now on amoxicillin and prednisone and getting hives breakouts. was on a diff antibiotic, thought i was allergic bc of hives and went to a diff doc. but im still breaking out. ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Drug rash or mono?: One or the other of the two doctors -- probably the most recent one -- is in the best position to judge whether the rash is drug allergy and which antibiotic is responsible. Notably, drug rash with amoxicillin is especially common in infectious mononucleosis. And mono itself may cause rash. Ask your doctor(s) about possible retesting for mono.
Answered on Dec 4, 2019

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