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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause rashes and if so how long will they last after stopping the antibiotic?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause rashes and if so how long will they last after stopping the antibiotic?

Yes. Up to 2 weeks.: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin augmented with clavulanic acid. It enables Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to kill bacteria resistant to amoxicillin. Like Amoxicillin Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause an allergic rash - hives and angioedema usually appearing right after the 1st dose - or an Amoxicillin rash - red flat or raised spots that don't itch appearing on the 7-10th day of treatment. Once drug is stopped each rash is gone in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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


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Finished amoxicillin on Wednesday rash started on hands arms and bit on foot Friday. Is it possible ? I have taken this antibiotic before no problem

Finished amoxicillin on Wednesday rash started on hands arms and bit on foot Friday. Is it possible ? I have taken this antibiotic before no problem

Penicillin Allergy: Penicillin antibiotics are the most common cause of drug allergies. Some people who are allergic to penicillin are also allergic to other closely related antibiotics, including cephalosporins, such as cephalexin, cefprozil, and cefuroxime. Ask your pharmacist or doctor about these antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between the headtotoe rash sometimes caused from the MMR shot and the amoxicillin anitbiotic rash on a 1year old?

Is there a difference between the headtotoe rash sometimes caused from the MMR shot and the amoxicillin anitbiotic rash on a 1year old?

YES: The MMR rash is a reaction to the contents of the vaccine and is not an allergic reaction. The rash from the amox is an allergic reaction and if your child is taking the drug you should stop the drug and see your md asap. If your child had the vaccine after starting the amox see your md anyway to be safe and sure of the cause. ...Read more

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If i was taking amoxicillin for a week then broke out in a rash because i had mono, how long after i stop taking the anitbiotic will the rash go away?

If i was taking amoxicillin for a week then broke out in a rash because i had mono, how long after i stop taking the anitbiotic will the rash go away?

A week or more: I've seen cases where the rash faded in about a week & some that were faintly visible for a bit longer. As long as any residual Amoxicillin is still being absorbed in the GI tract it can stimulate rash production after you stop the med.That is usually finished in a day or so after stopping. ...Read more

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My 16 month old developed a full body rash after taking amoxycillin for pneumonia. Should i keep her off it in the future if she needs antibiotics?

My 16 month old developed a full body rash after taking amoxycillin for pneumonia. Should i keep her off it in the future if she needs antibiotics?

I would: For most kids this is a cosmetic nuisance rather than a risk,but it could become more of a problem later. If ampicillin or its close relatives were the best selection for a serious illness,there are ways it can be used in a hospital setting.This involves a specialised desensitization/monitoring.Luckily we have many alternatives for common infections.Make sure the reaction makes it into the chart ...Read more

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What is the difference between amoxicillin and levofloxacin antibiotics?

What is the difference between amoxicillin and levofloxacin antibiotics?

Totally different: Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. They are chemically unrelated, have different modes of action against the bacterial cell and have different antibacterial spectrums of activity. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for how long is safe, especially amoxicillin clauvunate?

Taking antibiotics for how long is safe, especially amoxicillin clauvunate?

Antibiotic saftey: Antibiotic duration of treatment is based on the condition it is being used for, bottom line is to eradicate the infection except in situations when used for prophylactic therapy side effect can happen even with one dose base on the patient response to medications. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? the anti biotic is amoxicillin

Can I take a probiotic while taking an  antibiotic? the anti biotic is  amoxicillin

Not only can,should!: I advise all my patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. I advise everyone take Sacchromyces Boulardii (sold as FloraStor) and one with multiple strains of acidophilus/bifidus. Look for ones with at least 20 billion bacteria. Advanced Naturals is a quality line and Culturelle is also a good product. This will reduce odds of diarrhea & vaginal yeast. Take at start of meal. Continue after. ...Read more

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If I do have strep. What antibiotics should I get? Penicillin right? Like amoxicillin?

If I do have strep. What antibiotics should I get? Penicillin right? Like amoxicillin?

See below: For a strep throat treatment is usually 10 days of penvk or amoxicillin. In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate with Epididymitis after five days of taking my antibiotic medicine (Amoxicillin)?

Can I masturbate with Epididymitis after five days of taking my antibiotic medicine (Amoxicillin)?

Depends: Do you have pain? If symptoms of epididymitis have cleared you may amuse yourself. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics like clarithromycin and amoxicillin stay in your system for?

Just a few days: Antibiotics typically need to be used for 7=14 days to allow your body defenses to overcome an infection. They will typically stay in your system for a few days after completing treatment. Always important to take the entire course of treatment prescribed to assure complete eradication of the infection and to prevent a resistant infection from developing. ...Read more

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Can you dissolve 500 mg of amoxicillin in tea? Or will this kill the antibiotic making it non-effective.

Can you dissolve 500 mg of amoxicillin in tea? Or will this kill the antibiotic making it non-effective.

Amoxicillin: Suggest using water. Cannot find data about whether it will be destroyed by tea, but better not to try this. There is some interesting information suggesting the combination of caffeine and some penicillins may increase the efficacy of the drugs against staph aureus, but doubt this has clinical relevance. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days into taking antibiotics for my cold (3 per day, 500mg amoxicillin) and I don't feel any better, is there anything else I can do?

I'm 5 days into taking antibiotics for my cold (3 per day, 500mg amoxicillin) and I don't feel any better, is there anything else I can do?

Below: Many times the problem is a combination of bacterial and viral etiology The antibiotic will help with the bacterial component, but the viral part will just "run its course". This will take a few weeks, usually. Continue to drink lots of fluids to loosen any secretions that you may have, and continue taking the antibiotic to complete the full course given to you. ...Read more

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I took two 500mg capsules of Amoxicillin that I didn't need to take. Am I going to contribute to antibiotic resistance if I don't continue the rest?

I took two 500mg capsules of Amoxicillin that I didn't need to take.  Am I going to contribute to antibiotic resistance if I don't continue the rest?

Antibiotic resistanc: Antibiotic resistance is more prevalent due to overuse and miss use of antibiotics. However, one dose should not be an issue so if you don't need the meds, don't take more. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more