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Allergic Reaction To Antibiotics
Depends: It depends on the nature of the immune response. Allergic antibody (IgE) mediated reactions occur rapidly after ingestion and can involve hives, skin swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, palpitations, loss of consciousness and even death. A delayed reaction can occur after days on the medicine and would have different constellation of symptom ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Depends: on the reaction, which can range from some rash to full anaphylactic shock to other complications, first step is to stop the medicine, at times it might take weeks for the rash to go away with certain antibiotics, just keep away from direct sunlight as much as you can while you have the rash, follow up with your pcp/allergist, goodluck ...Read more
Antihistamine: A short course of antihistamines like Benadryl will help. It is advisable to have your doctor classify the allergic reaction and document in your medical record the type of antibiotic which caused the reaction. Please, always follow directions listed on over the counter meds and better yet double check with a pharmacist. ...Read more
Can vary: Allergic reactions from taking antibiotics can be an immediate event or can take days to develop. When they take a longer period of time, we call them "delayed hypersensitivity reactions". If there is a concern about an allergy to a medication, it is best to speak with the prescribing physician about what to do next. All the best! ...Read more
Dose and frequency : dependent! So you may have taken it too long ago or not enough. If you're still itching with rash you should see your PCP to make sure that it's not anything more serious that you may need something stronger. So call your doctor and be seen in person for the best care. Always good to get a professional opinion. ...Read more
I've got a rash from allergic reaction to antibiotics and just had a cortisone injection and have cortisone tablets, after how long will the rash go away?
7-14 days: Usually one week or less after stopping med, but can take as long as 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to antibiotics almost a week ago, My face is still swollen! Should I be worried?
No, but keep caution: since you stopped the antibiotic, it should clear from your system, some antibiotics take longer to clear, depends too if you're on other meds, you might want to take an antihistaminic on regular basis, hopefully you don't have horseness or shortness of breath, if so, please see your doctor, goodluck ...Read more
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