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Can Ear Infections Cause Hives
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Uncommon: There are reports of hives occurring during infections with strep throat and viruses especially in children. An ear infection from a virus could potentially trigger hives, but more likely explanations would be the antibiotics used to treat infections, or other medications like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...Read more
My 13month old broke out into hives a day after 1yr check up from shots, she also had last dosage of amoxicillin from ear infection.. No fever?
Possible Amox rxn: Hives would be unlikely from the usual 1 year shots. It is more likely from the Amoxicillin. A reaction can occur even at the end of the course or once finished. You should review other possible new exposures and discuss this all with your child's doctor. Of course, if there is any difficulty breathing or swallowing with the hives, you should take your child to the emergency room ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby on amoxicillan for double ear infection broke out in rash on day 7.. Is this allergic reaction? Older daughter had hives on day 10..Worried.
Drug allergy: Penicillin and Amoxicillin allergy are common and the most common symptom is rash including hives. The rash can start while taking the medication or even within days after stopping it. Other reasons for hive like rashes are possible including infectious rash from strep or virus. There is a skin test for penicillin allergy that an allergist can perform if necessary to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear infection 3.5 yr old. Amoxicillian allergic gets hives. Z pack not working. What cephalosporin would u recommend and why? Different side chain?
Some possibilities: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. ...Read more
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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