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How To Tell If Your Child Is Allergic To Antibiotics
Several ways: There are several pathways that cause drug allergy. The classic one is immediate, ige mediated and usually occurs within 1 hour of exposure. There are other pathways which can be delayed from a day to several weeks. You will usually see a type of rash as one of the first symptoms in mos cases but that does not necessarily rule out a hypersensitivity reaction. Monitor all symptoms carefully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is unlikely someone at school would give her an antibiotic & trigger an event. Exclusion from contact with her peer group will not remove the risk of chance infections that will occur anyway unless you keep her in a bubble. Practice good hygiene, balanced nutrition, rest, avoidance of smokers & other contributing factors of illness & you are doing what you can. ...Read more
Failed 3 rounds of antibiotics child still has pus in ear allergic to omincef and amoxicillin what else can we try?
Culture: Although this is rarely necessary, culture may be helpful in determining which antibiotic to use if there have already been 3 failures. Also, penicillin allergy needs to be confirmed (some allergies resolve with time and some are not even true allergy to begin with). An Allergist can perform testing. If penicillin still the best choice, a desensitization procedure is worth considering. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some alternatives to antibiotics for an ear infection for my 1 year old child?
Motrin: There are no alternatives to treat ear "infections." We tend to be aggressive with treating ear infections here in the US... with antibiotics and tubes - not a bad thing. In Europe, ear infections are treated with Motrin/pain control. The problem with repeat infections is the effect on speech/language development. Put your fingers in your ears - this is what it sounds like with an ear infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me, are there alternatives to antibiotics for a dental abscess when someone is allergic to all antibiotics?
I have a rash & welts on my body in many places. I'm being treated w/antibiotics for lyme. How can I tell if rash is allergic reaction or herx word?
Herxheimer Reaction: The most common symptoms reported include increased fatigue, joint or muscle pain, skin rashes, photosensitivity, irritability, paresthesia, dizziness, sleep disturbances, asthenia, muscle cramps, night sweats, hypertension, hypotension, headaches (especially migraines) and swollen glands. From what you describe yo most likely have a drug reaction. A biopsy of the skin can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a rash & welts on my body in many places. I'm being treated w/antibiotics for lyme. How can I tell if rash is allergic reaction or herx word2?
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