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Dry throat,itchy skin after 4th dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). No visible rash. No problems/allergies from amoxicillin in the past. allergy?

Dry throat,itchy skin after 4th dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). No visible rash. No problems/allergies from amoxicillin in the past. allergy?

Hard to say: Amoxicillin not uncommonly causes a rash but in your case it is possible that a rash will soon follow. Even though you had been able to tolerate this drug, you may become sensitized or allergic to a drug at any time. Contact your doctor re. an alternate antibiotic if your itching is not resolving or getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Will my red spots from allergic reaction from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) turn into hives?

Will my red spots from allergic reaction from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) turn into hives?

Possibly: The red spots indicate the blood vessels are leaking in response to the allergic reaction. If the cells in the area start to release histamine in response to the allergy. Then hives will develop as well. This could happen quickly, or take weeks to happen. You may want to try a few doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamine to prevent reaction. ...Read more

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Hives after taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). What is wrong?

Hives after taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). What is wrong?

You may have an: Allergy. Please let your doctor know right away. Your doctor will most likely tell you to stop the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) asap and may start you on another medication. ...Read more

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Hives from down allergy?

Hives from down allergy?

Antihistamine: I woul recommend use of an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec otc to help relieve the itching usually associated with hives and the rash. Avoiding future contact to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) , penicillin "G" ? Ty

I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) , penicillin "G" ? Ty

Similar: The amoxicillin in Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Penicillin share a common core structure and thus people allergic to Penicillin are almost always allergic to amoxicillin. On the other hand, not all people reacting to amoxicillin are allergic to penicillin when the reaction is a skin rash. ...Read more

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How can I preventmy hives from an allegic reaction from itching?

How can I preventmy hives from an allegic reaction from itching?

Antihistamines: Trials of antihistamines, usually starting with the non-sedating and low-sedating ones such as Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. There is a whole list of drugs that we work through. ...Read more

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Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?

Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?

Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. rather than allergy. You need allergy testing ...Read more

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Will taking aller-tec for hives from swimming work?

Will taking aller-tec for hives from swimming work?

Don't forget Epipen (epinephrine): Aller-tec or zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very good choice, but don't forget to swim with a buddy and have an epi-pen available. There are cases of swimming that triggers anaphylaxis in patients with cold urticaria. ...Read more

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What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

Pink or red spots: If it is an allergy then it looks like pink or red spots that are not regularly shaped. They can be scattered or they can run together. They can also look like welts or raised skin that changes over several hours. The welts would itch a lot. The red or pink spots don't usually itch or hurt. Severe allergies could involves pain in the feet or knees. ...Read more

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Have rashes from taking chlorthalidone?

Have rashes from taking chlorthalidone?

Change meds.: Every drug in existence causes a rash once in awhile. If you're sure that your rash is due to chlorthalidone, ask your doctor to prescribe a different diuretic, which should solve the problem. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin. Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

I'm allergic to penicillin.  Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

Maybe: Penicillin allergy is usually secondary to either the beta-lactam components or the minor determinants. If you are found to be allergic (via skin testing) to the beta-lactam component then you are at risk for sensitization to all beta-lactam medications, including cephalosporins. Fortunately in the majority of people, this is not the case. You should consult with your local allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause a non-allergenic rash if pt has virus infection due to viral antibodies?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause a non-allergenic rash if pt has virus infection due to viral antibodies?

Yes: Yes, but it doesn't depend on a viral infection. Many meds, including antibiotics like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate) can cause bothersome rashes like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction) or urticaria (hives). Less frequently & much more serious, it (like other meds) can cause a skin reaction called erythema multiforme and stevens-johnson syndrome requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: Skin reaction (such as itching) is one of the true signs of an allergy. Discontinuing the antibiotic is suggested on an immediate basis. Inform the prescribing doctor asap. Has the source of the abscess been determined and treated? The prescribed course of antibiotics seems very long in this case. ...Read more

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I'm on albuterol (nebulizer) and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for upper respiratory junk! which is morelikely to be causing my increasing clusters of migrating hives?

I'm on albuterol (nebulizer) and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for upper respiratory junk!  which is morelikely to be causing  my increasing  clusters of migrating hives?

Hives: Eruptions of this nature may signify an acute hypersensitivity propensity which could become life-threatening. Although suspect the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is the more likely culprit, would see the doctor who prescribed these asap and do not take any more of either until you see them. ...Read more

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Hives from penicillin allergy started 7days ago. The doctor prescribed benadryl+hydrocortisol 4days ago. The skin isno more stiff but redness has spread. Normal?

Hives from penicillin allergy started 7days ago. The doctor prescribed benadryl+hydrocortisol 4days ago. The skin isno more stiff but redness has spread. Normal?

Penicillin Allergy: Penicillin allergy often abates as soon as the medication is stopped and treatment applied when indicated. The skin lesions often prevail for a while, but usually they disappear after a week or two baring any sequela that could have arisen from scratching, scarring etc. ...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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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more