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Amoxil And Mono
I finished a 10 day course of amoxil (amoxicillin) for strep throat and i still don't feel well. I'm 53 what are the chances it's mono?
Altered immunity: During mononucleosis (ebv virus) infection, the virus infects b cells of the immune system and epithelial cells. This together with the presence of Amoxicillin can result in a type of drug rash which does not usually result in a true long-term allergic reaction to the drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's a decent bet...: Amoxicillin is notorious for causing rashes in patients with mono--it typically looks like a dense, deep red, symmetric rash esp on the chest, back, and abdomen, but elsewhere also. It is different than hives, which are scattered, irregular raised "welts" that itch badly. You're perfectly correct that the rash merely suggests mono, but doesn't prove it. You'll want to confirm it with lab tests. ...Read more
Stop Amoxicillin: It is not uncommon for a patient with infectious mononucleosis to develop a rash if they are given Amoxicillin or similar antibiotic. To treat, stop the offending antibiotic and give an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec/ Cetirizine to decrease itching. ...Read more
Causing a rash?: The simple answer is that we don't know how it works. The combination of mononucleosis and Amoxicillin causes a rash in a significant minority of patients. The odds appear to go up significantly when you're already sufficiently miserable with the virus, as if adding insult to injury. Sorry if that's your situation, but you're not alone. It gets better. Keep cool, overheating makes you more itchy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Typically if you start Amoxicillin for mono you will get a fine rash all over your body, that will resolve over time after stopping amoxicillin. If it persists consider fungal infection that needs to be treated with an antifungal cream in the region and keeping the area dry to prevent further problems. ...Read more
Can I get mono twice? I am having a hive reaction in my feet after being on amoxicillin for a week. I have already had mono once.
Drug rash: As you seem to know, amoxicillin often causes a rash in people who have mononucleosis. However, it also can cause an allergic rash without mono -- and an itchy rash (hives) usually means a true drug allergy. Stop the amoxicillin and contact the doctor who prescribed it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I still have pains and aches.. If the amoxicillin is out of my system. The doctor said with having mono and a NP giving me that it did that?
Idk if i had strep or mono but my doctor gave my amoxicillin. it's getting better, there is red circles where the white ones used to be. is it normal?
My doctor put me on z-pak instead of amoxicillin. She said it was because I had mono a year ago. Why did she put me on new med? I have strep now
I was on amoxicillin for a tear duct infection but broke out in rash. I read this may mean I have mono. Should i see my doctor?
Maybe.: What it most likely means is that you're having a reaction to the amoxicillin, which is a very common cause of drug-induced rashes. If the rash is resolving on its own, don't worry about it. If it isn't, or you're itching significantly or have any other significant symptoms, by all means, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to hospital, they said I had pharyngitis a, went back 4 weeks later amoxicillin didn't help. They sent me home. Swollen lymph nodes. Mono? I'm 16
Maybe: This could be mononucleosis, but in that disease swollen glands are usually an earlier symptom, and the patient feels tremendous fatigue. More importantly, if you've gone to ER for minor problem like this twice in month, it's time you had a doctor. An ER is far more expensive, and does not provide continuity of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer