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Allergic To Amoxicillin Alternative
Probably not: Penicillium notatum is a mold/fungi that if allergic, can cause symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, worsening of asthma symptoms, etc. Penicillin antibiotics do not contain enough of the mold, and when ingested, would be a different reaction. To be safe, you could get tested for penicillin allergy with an allergist. ...Read more
Amoxicillin reaction: The usual findings of an antibiotic allergy including Amoxicillin are typically rash such as hives or swelling. More severe symptoms can include vomiting/diarrhea, wheezing or anaphylaxis. The symptoms can start at the end of the first course within hours or a couple of days after having tolerated Amoxicillin in the past or even several days after the course of antibiotics has ended. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible to develop an allergy to a medication even if you have taken it before. There is nothing you can do to prevent this though. ...Read more
Watch symptoms: There is sometimes cross allergic reactivity between penicillin and amoxcillin but frequently not. Many with penicillin allergy actually do not have it at all. Simply monitor your symptoms for the next 4-10 hours and if you do not experience coughing, throat tightening, wheeing or respiratory distress, then you are probably OK. ...Read more
I am taking amoxicillin and my boyfriend is allergic, will I be able to kiss him? I am taking the capsule version
Should be safe: I've heard answers to this that say it should be fine to kiss - perhaps wait a few minutes and drink an extra glass of water after the capsule to clear your mouth. It's nice that you both care and that you like to kiss. Be well and happy! ...Read more
As a child I became allergic to amoxicillin, I took it as an adult and nothing happened, why? Is it possible to grow out of being allergic?
Yes, but...: You were probably never allergic. The infection for which you were being treated probably caused the rash - lots of viral and bacterial infections can be associated with rash, especially in children. It is always important to write down as much detail as possible about a possible drug reaction, and get evaluated by an allergist to determine whether the reaction was truly related to the drug. ...Read more
If someone has taken two amoxicillin already with no side effects plus taken them b4 is it likely they could still have serious allergic reation?
Unlikely: There would be an extremely low likelihood. However people can develop allergies to medicines that they've take previously without a reaction. ...Read more
Yes: As background, 90% of patients labelled as penicillin allergic are not. If one is labelled as pcn allergic then they should have pcn skin testing done to confirm or refute this diagnosis. In general if one is confirmed to be penicillin allergic then they are at greater risk than the general population to react to Amoxicillin thus they should avoid Amoxicillin as well. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on what kind of infection you're treating. ...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 it's 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
Depends on infection: It really depends on what type of infection you need to treat. It is likely safe to treat with a 3rd generation cephalosporin (cefdinir), or another class of antibiotic altogether. Other types include antibiotics such as biaxin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Again, it depends on the infection you need to treat. ...Read more
No, unless unlucky: Unless one a person is super-sensitive to even tiny amounts of the drug, and tends to get life-threatening reactions to the drug, then kissing shouldn't cause an allergic reaction. However, life can surprise you. So, one should be sure the drug is not still in the mouth (chewables and liquid drugs would stay around in the mouth longer, because a pill would go straight down to the stomach). ...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
I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?
Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity)reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfortunately the actual symptoms of drug reactions are typically poorly documented. The good news : Penicillin allergy tends to fade with time so there is an excellent chance that you are no longer allergic. A penicillin skin test can determine this ...Read more
I'm supposed to be allergic to penicillin but I take amoxicillin with no problems. Does this mean I'm not allergic anymore?
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
I started amoxicillin today. Was told to watch for allergic reaction in the first 2 hrs. It's been 3 hrs and no reaction. Could it happen after 2 hrs?
Delayed: Delayed reactions, mostly rashes can occur in a few days. ...Read more
If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller
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