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What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Being treated for ear infection and allergies. 3 more days of amoxicillin. Will ringing go away after treatment is finished?

Being treated for ear infection and allergies. 3 more days of amoxicillin. Will ringing go away after treatment is finished?

Tinnitus: Usually tinnitus is not associated with ear infection/fever. There may be another cause of the ringing - possibly excess fluid in the inner ear. Ask your doctor about using a low salt diet. ...Read more

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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

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

Rash: The 2 rashes are very different. The rash with chickenpox generally erupts initially on the chest. They start off as red spots in clusters that form blisters with little indentations. An allergic rash looks more like hives and can also be a virus. Hives look like welts and move around. They are both itchy. A picture for your doctor may be helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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How to tell if i'm having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

How to tell if i'm having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Rash or hives: Most reactions to medication cause either an immediate reaction such as hives, swelling, and low blood pressure, which is an emergency, or a delayed skin rash which can occur days later. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. What are my options?

I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. What are my options?

Depends: That depends on what kind of infection you're treating. ...Read more

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Possible to have an allergic reaction to Ceclor and amoxicillin?

Possible to have an allergic reaction to Ceclor and amoxicillin?

Yes: Allergies to penicillins (including amoxicillin) are more common than allergies to cephalosporins (including ceclor), but you can be allergic to either or both. A small percentage of people who have penicillin allergies are also allergic to cephalosporins. ...Read more

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How likely is it to have an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis after 4 doses of liquid amoxicillin? Taken in the distant past with no issues. Worried

How likely is it to have an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis after 4 doses of liquid amoxicillin? Taken in the distant past with no issues. Worried

Very unlikely: The frequency of serious life threatening reaction to the penicillins is very low. That fact that you have had this drug in the past makes it possible that you became sensitized in the past even if you had no symptoms. However, allergy to this drug does fade over time (many years) so you have that going for you. I say there is no need to worry. ...Read more

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Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?

Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it 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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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?

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?

Anaphylaxis would: occur rapidly (within minutes) regardless of dose. Delayed allergic reactions like rash or hives can take a day or more to develop. You are most likely OK at this point. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more