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Amoxicillin Rash Itchy
Is it possible to have serum sickness without presence of fever? (3 yr old, onset 12 days after starting amoxicillin, itchy rash and swollen joints)
Usually not possible: fever is present in almost all cases, could there be exceptions, yes, but also it could be something else other than serum sickness, hard to make a diagnosis or suggest treatment on this platform, you need to see her doctor or a doctor who can guide you well, ? Order some lab tests and imaging studies after careful history and physical exam, good luck ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Strep+amoxicillin=6days itchy rash=allergy.7days ago-amox+benadryl=itchy.3days ago-bendryl+60-10mg each day prednisone+hydroxyzine=itchy call dr? ×rx?
Not enough info: You should be worried if you have any difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting and belly pain after an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin since it's the indication of an ongoing anaphylaxis reaction and can be life threatening. If it's not the case or the rashes occurr way after you got the Amoxicillin rashes, it is something else. Should check with your doctor. Need to see it to know what it is. ...Read more
Was prescribed amoxicillin for tonsilitis. Within 4 days i broke out in an itchy full body rash. After 3 weeks, still here. What can it be? Allergy?
Allergic reaction: Amoxicillin is the most common antibiotic to cause drug rashes. The rashes include hives or another rash known as a dermal hypersensitivity reaction. Hives can linger for weeks after the medication is discontinued. See a physician who may recommend an antihistamine and topical steroid cream to treat the rash. In some cases, a course of oral steroids is needed for the rash to resolve more quickly. ...Read more
I took Amoxicillin 500 mg today since my oral surgeon prescribed it. I have developed an itchy rash all over my face. Is this an allergy to it?
2 yr old had amoxicillin reaction, hives and itchy puffy rash. Doctor perscribed omnicef (cefdinir) in its place. Is this a safe alternative for my daughter?
I started taking amoxicillin for swollen glands in my neck. Since then i've been extremely itchy and now i'm breaking out in a rash. What do I do?
Most likely you: Are allergic to pcn. Talk with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?
Common: This is a common problem when amoxicillin is prescribed for a viral infection especially mono. You may try topical agents such as Gold Bond anti-itch or TriCalm. Antihistamine does not work well in this condition but if the problem is severe, your doctor may consider putting you on a short course of prednisone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?
Stop Amoxicillin: I would think it is a type III (not anaphylactic) reaction to penicillin. It is usually self limited. I would stop the Penicillin as strept thoat is usually cured with penicillins in 7 days or less. You can take anthistamines such as bendaryl or zyrtec (cetirizine) for rash or itch. It should improve on its own in a few days. If the rash does persist, or any new symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I've recently had a tooth infection that lead to bacterial tonsillitis and I've just finished a 7 day course of amoxicillin and on the 7th day I've developed a bodily rash that is quite itchy and the marks look a bit like light red 1-2mm diameter spot
Four things now!: 1. Stop the Amoxicillin immediately. 2. Take some OTC Benedryl as directions unless you can't for any reason. 3. Call you doctor for advice. 4. If your symptoms get worse or you have trouble breathing or swallowing, have someone take you to ER immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer