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Amoxicillin Overdose Symptoms
Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?
Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If you get a rash from penicillin, you should stop it immediately. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec. If you insist on not taking any medication, then a cool shower or oatmeal bath may help with the itching. In any event, if you have any breathing problems, you need to go to the er. ...Read more
Time: If not a severe reaction it will dissipate in time. You should see however if it was an allergic reaction or not. In some cases , when given for viral illness one can get a rash and not be allergic. This would be important to know. Can see an infectious disease doctor or allergist to help with this. ...Read more
My son 25lb was given amoxicillin 400/5ml twice a day 5ml for otitis is seem ok? I worried overdose
Normal dose: The most often recommended dose for otitis media at his age is 80-90 mg/kg, which is what you were given.Lower dose es are often given for things like a UTI or lung infection because the med gets into those areas easier. With otitis the germs differ and more is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHY ARE YOU ASKING: If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr. If youre wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more
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