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How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

History & exam fit: Allergic reaction to meds usually involves typical itchy rash (measles like or hives). From first exposure to onset of reaction usually 7-10 days and on second exposure within minutes to hours. Get baby to experienced allergist who can examine baby and get detailed history. Except for penicillin there is no reliable skin testing for meds so history, exam are key. Take clear close-up pics of rash. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What to do for allergic reaction to antibiotic ? Finished course. Just wait.

What to do for allergic reaction to antibiotic ?  Finished course. Just wait.

Antihistamine: A short course of antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. It is advisable to have your doctor classify the allergic reaction and document in your medical record the type of antibiotic which caused the reaction. Please, always follow directions listed on over the counter meds and better yet double check with a pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am having an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, what would be my best course of action?

I am having an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, what would be my best course of action?

Stop the medication: Call your prescriber as soon as possible and ask your prescriber advice. If you feel your mouth and throat getting swollen and having trouble to breath have someone to take you to ER. ...Read more

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How to treat an allergic reaction to antibiotic?

How to treat an allergic reaction to antibiotic?

Varies: Stop antibiotic and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a mild reaction like skin rash. With more serious symptoms like trouble breathing - go to er immediately as you may need more intensive treatment! ...Read more

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How long does it take for hives to show up from allergic reaction to antibiotic?

How long does it take for hives to show up from allergic reaction to antibiotic?

Can vary: Allergic reactions from taking antibiotics can be an immediate event or can take days to develop. When they take a longer period of time, we call them "delayed hypersensitivity reactions". If there is a concern about an allergy to a medication, it is best to speak with the prescribing physician about what to do next. All the best! ...Read more

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Does pin and needle sensations ( tingling) go away? It's all over my body. It started after a allergic reaction to antibiotic

Does pin and needle sensations ( tingling) go away? It's all over my body. It started after a allergic reaction to antibiotic

A couple of wks: If this is truly from a drug reaction, I would expect the symptoms to go away in less than 2 weeks after the drug has been discontinued. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics increase the severity or chance of you having an allergic reaction to another medication? (vicoprofen) specifically.

Can antibiotics increase the severity or chance of you having an allergic reaction to another medication?  (vicoprofen) specifically.

No: No, not really. There are many different types of antibiotics and being allergic to one isn't going to make you allergic to another antibiotic. However, if they're within the same class, there is a chance that you could have an allergic reaction to both of them. That's why doctors avoid using an antibiotic from the same class when you've had an allergic reaction to one of the drugs in that class. ...Read more

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What does an allergic reaction to antibiotics look like?

What does an allergic reaction to antibiotics look like?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the immune response. Allergic antibody (IgE) mediated reactions occur rapidly after ingestion and can involve hives, skin swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, palpitations, loss of consciousness and even death. A delayed reaction can occur after days on the medicine and would have different constellation of symptom ...Read more

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How typical is an allergic reaction to the antibiotic keflux?

How typical is an allergic reaction to the antibiotic keflux?

Atypical: This medication is safe. A small percentage of people develop allergy, which can be an immediate allergic reaction to Keflex alone, or to the family of antibiotics related to Keflex. Sometimes, particularly in cases of mononucleosis, a rash that is confused with allergy develops after antibiotics are taken. It is best to discuss any symptoms with a physician well-practiced in diagnosing allergy ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more