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Allergic Reaction To Amoxicillin Rash
Son had allergic reaction to amoxicillin, full body rash, stopped meds, rash cleared up 6days ago, but now it looks like its coming back what, to do?
Seek wisdom: Rashes are a large part of pediatric care. Common dilemma is that viruses often cause harmless rashes (exanthums), but drugs used to treat secondary ear infections, sinusitis, etc. can be serious. Appearance, timing of rash is important. Recognition by a seasoned provider can be enormously reassuring. Allergists are called upon for diffucult rashes and can test for certain drug allergies. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
14month old has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. He has a rash which seems to be blistering is thus normal?
See your doctor: There's a common rash that is seen with amoxicillin that isn't actually an allergic reaction, but blisters are more worrisome especially if they are in the mouth/on mucous membranes. He should be evaluated ASAP if they are in the mouth. Take pictures so you can note any progression. Would reach out to dr who prescribed the amox and let them know so they can recommend stopping or continuing med. ...Read more
Days: Usually a few days to week. Rarely over a month. ...Read more
Was on prednisone for a supposed allergic reaction to amoxicillin (took only 3) now on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (4th day) and rash is coming back. Any ideas?
Allergy to medicine: Amoxicillin commonly causes a rash, called a drug eruption. The drug should be stopped and never used again. If the rash is severe, then Prednisone can be given, which suppresses the allergy until it goes away by itself. If you stopped the Prednisone too soon, the rash can come back, or you may now be allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a sulfa drug that also causes many allergies. You should avoid bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
My 6month old is having serious allergic reaction to amoxicillin&clavulanate(augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) prescribed by doc. Rash all over his body&face. What can I use?
Call your doctor: Call the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. Not all rashes are the same. They look different and can be caused by different things depending on if your child has had the antibiotic before and how many doses the child has taken. Rashes in a child may be due to a virus and not antibiotics. Call your doctor. ...Read more
Bad itching and rash from amoxicillin. Is this an allergic reaction? Is there anything else that would be effective?
I've been taking 2 amoxicillin pills every day for 5 days and had an allergic reaction. I have a rash all over my body, how long will this last?
Days: Typically, drug allergic skin reactions such as hives or pinpoint rashes will begin to improve within 2 days of stopping the drug. The rash will then gradually improve over the next several days. With treatment, the course may be shortened and symptoms milder. Be sure to let your doctor know what is happening! ...Read more
Missed 2 days of my liquid amoxicillin for strep. Just took a dose. Would an allergic reaction such as rash or anaphylaxis happen? I did 5 days of it.
My 9 month old was prescribed amoxicillian for an ear infection. After three days, little red rashes are on his body. Is it an allergic reaction?
My 11 month old son was diagnosed with an ear infection 2 days ago and was prescribed amoxicilin today I notice a rash on his face is this an allergic reaction?
Possibly: Most rashes while on antibiotics are more likely due to the body fighting off the infection than a reaction to the antibiotic. Having said this, I recommend discussing this with the prescribing physician and having the rash examined. Do not discontinue any medication without advise from his physician. Consult an allergist for possible testing if the rash is believed to be allergic in nature. ...Read more
Baby on amoxicillan for double ear infection broke out in rash on day 7. Is this allergic reaction? Older daughter had hives on day 10. Worried.
Drug allergy: Penicillin and Amoxicillin allergy are common and the most common symptom is rash including hives. The rash can start while taking the medication or even within days after stopping it. Other reasons for hive like rashes are possible including infectious rash from strep or virus. There is a skin test for penicillin allergy that an allergist can perform if necessary to sort it out. ...Read more
Dry throat, itchy skin after 4th dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). No visible rash. No problems/allergies from amoxicillin in the past. Allergy?
Hard to say: Amoxicillin not uncommonly causes a rash but in your case it is possible that a rash will soon follow. Even though you had been able to tolerate this drug, you may become sensitized or allergic to a drug at any time. Contact your doctor re. an alternate antibiotic if your itching is not resolving or getting worse. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on what kind of infection you're treating. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin after using it several times previously? I'm on day 4 of 875mg/2x daily and today I am breaking out in hives. What should I do?
Medicine allergies: Yes. The thing to understand about allergic reactions is that the body generally has to have had prior exposure before an allergic response. It is actually rare to have a true allergy to something with the first exposure. You should stop the medicine and notify your physician to get a different antibiotic and document the allergy. ...Read more
What's the scenario?: Sorry to hear it!. If you are taking it and suspect an allergic reaction then of course stop and contact the prescriber. By now I'm assuming it's not progressing and not an emergency. The reaction will resolve on its own but depending on the nature of your symptoms and severity treatment may be indicated to help you. A photo may be useful to document it and for future reference. Testing later ...Read more
Yes: This usually happens with the initial sensitization which may take about 10 days to manifest. The reaction from subsequent exposure will likely be much faster. ...Read more
A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?
Depends: Some allergic reactions like a simple rash are more cosmetic than worrisome and not as important as major hives or swelling of lips and difficulty breathing. The more intense the reaction the more important it is to avoid the trigger group. If a cillin med were the best choice in a major infection, an allergist could do some specialized work to desensitize the patient and make use safe. ...Read more
Probably not: If you had an allergic reaction to something it would probably be more than a single blister. Allergic reactions create all kinds of signs... Like overall bumps on your body, tongue swelling or worst of all... Anaphylactic reaction which could be deadly. If you think you are allergic to amoxicillin... Put it down on your health history for the doctor. And if you wish go to an allergist for testing. ...Read more
My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?
Two year old had allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Dr replaced it with cefprozil. Instruct on cefprozil say not to take it if allergic to penicillin?
Old concern: The caution on cephalosporins if penicillin allergic dates back decades to how they were produced--there often was pcn in the cephalosporins as a byproduct. Even then, risk was rare and tiny. Now even smaller, and far better to not exclude two huge antibiotic categories at young age if don't need to. Keep an eye on child as with any medication, but should not pose a problem. ...Read more
Dr sent us to pharm to get zyrtec (cetirizine) for our 7mo daughter's allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Pharm didn't like the plan. Possible negative effects?
Trust your doctor:
In general, your doctor will know what is best for you more than the pharmacist. It sounds like your doc thought your daughters reaction was quite mild and didn't require stronger medication.
Just make sure the child is getting better and not worse, particularly with respect to any difficulty breathing. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin about two weeks ago, I still have some peeling and small blisters on my hands is that normal? What do I do?
Not unusual: With severe and generalized skin involvement due to an allergic reaction, it is not unusual for complete resolution of the rash to take two weeks or more. As long as there are no new rashes appearing you need to do nothing except take an antihistamine as needed for itch relief. Make sure you inform any future health care providers of your allergy to amoxicillin. ...Read more
Can you have a bad allergic reaction to amoxicillin 4 days into taking it? I have anxiety and just worried about my throat swelling?
I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin 2 months ago since then having nerve pain pins and needles in my arms, legs, hands, feet. Will it go away?
Depends on reaction:
Amoxicillin is a type of penicilin
if you have allergic reaction like rash, itching, hives and unexpected swelling of face, lips, tongue. Headaches
take 50 mgm of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it can be repeated every 4 hours and see your doctor asap. Severe reaction may need short corse of corticosteroids
diarrhea and abdominal pain are not due to allergy. ...Read more
At what dose would an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis happen? I took 2 doses so far of amoxicillin and I've been okay. Likely to have a reaction?
Can anaphylaxis occur after 4 doses of amoxicillin rather than just 1 dose? Can I develop a severe allergic reaction after 4 doses? Is that common?
Not common: But can happen, usually if it is the first time on the drug, takes time to be sensitized, drug allergy is a complex and tricky subject. Trust you stopped the amoxicillin and all other suspected offending drugs you are on, called your docto/ER for treatment, and for an alternative antibiotic if you still need one. Ask your doctor for an epinephrine Rx to keep handy 4 accidental exposure later ...Read more
Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?
Unlikely: Occasionally a delayed reaction may occur but it is nothing you should worry about unless you are already having an adverse reaction. ...Read more
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