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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Unlikely....: Depending on the type of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reaction you had that was described as an "allergy"; if it's a true "allergy", then you can't take penicillin since Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains amoxicillin, which is a class variant. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin if you have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it most likely means you have an allergy to penicillin. Your physician will know this and prescribe another non-related antibiotic. Do not take penicillin if you are certain you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin (a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one is allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This is a brand name for a drug which contains Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin and is 100% cross-allergenic. Be very careful and if you get worse see a doctor asap — and hopefully not the same one who gave this to you if they knew you were penicillin allegic. ...Read more

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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

Not surprising-: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has two drugs in it- Amoxicillin and clavulanate.

Amoxicillin is similar in molecular structure to penicillin (both contain a "beta-lactam ring"). Therefore, there is a high probability of cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 20 days. Doctor changing me to amoxicillin. What are chances of allergy?

Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 20 days.  Doctor changing me to amoxicillin. What are chances of allergy?

No chance: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is just Amoxicillin with an added medication called clavalinic acid which stops bacteria from deactivating the amoxicillin. So if you had no allergic reaction to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) you won't have any reaction to Amoxicillin because you were actually already taking amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Pseudoephedrine: Decongestant may help. Try Pseudoephedrine and then oxymetozaline. With the latter be very careful not to use it for more than a day or two because of rebound congestion. You could also try nasal saline rinses with neti-pot and nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

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Daughter has tonsils inflammation the doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and aftwer 3 doses I observed skin irritation, I think pencilline allergy;wht to do?

Daughter has tonsils inflammation the doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and aftwer 3 doses I observed skin irritation, I think pencilline allergy;wht to do?

Have it evaluated.: A drug reaction can occur for several reasons- a coincidental finding due to another cause, the result of the illness, or the drug itself. A "allergic reaction" to a drug results in several specific signs and symptoms. If your daughter is breathing without difficulty, return to your prescriber and have the "skin irritation" evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

Sinus infections: Even after your sinus infection has been treated, you may still have some nasal congestion and/or middle ear effusion that is most likely causing your ears to PO due to the pressure build up. Try blowing air with balooned cheeks with closed mouth and pincehd nose. It will pop your ears and releive the pressure build up. A decongestant may alsoo help. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

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My husband has an alergy to penicillin I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can he have a reaction to it if we have sex?

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) also known as Amoxicillin-Clavulinic acid is a form of penicillin but the fact you are ingesting is and interacting with your husband should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for 10 days for sinus infection how long till it clears up on day 4. Also, can you have allergie sinus issues also?

Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for 10 days for sinus infection how long till it clears up on day 4. Also, can you have allergie sinus issues also?

Usually 36-48 hours: The Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) starts helping in about 2 days but you may not notice a huge difference in how you feel for up to a week if you had a lot of congestion in the sinuses. Allergies do tend to flare sinuses and sometimes need to be treated with a different med. That Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) alone wouldn't handle. Nasal irrigation with mild saline can help also ...Read more

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If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

Might not: If it was true penicillin allergy and your child develops skin rashes to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) he should not take amoxicillin, a synthetic penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains Amoxicillin and clavulanate. However, most of the time, childhood penicillin allergy is not true allergy. A viral exanthem might occur at the same time that the child takes penicillin. An allergist can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Which medicine is stronger, the amoxicillin or the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Which medicine is stronger, the amoxicillin or the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Strong vs effectiv: Some germs have developed resistance(r) to antibiotics& the effective abx is the one that kills the germ. Both amoxicillin(am) &augmentin(au) kill the same way at roughly the same speed. As such, strength is the same. Au is am with an extra part that disables one form of r. If you have a resistant bug, it would be more effective but involves more side effects. If no r, the am works as well. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa drugs, nickel, and rubber products. Does augmentin contain any of these?

I am allergic to sulfa drugs, nickel, and rubber products. Does augmentin contain any of these?

No!: Augmentin contains Penicillin. So it should be safe although some people develop a skin rash after using Augmentin. So be watchful of any skin rash or hives after you take Augmentin. ...Read more

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Had strep, took 500 augmentin for 8 days, 5 days later, came back, now taking 875 augmentin for 10 days, is it safe to take this many drugs so close?

Had strep, took 500 augmentin for 8 days, 5 days later, came back, now taking 875 augmentin for 10 days, is it safe to take this many drugs so close?

You have to: You must eradicate the strep. Now sounds more like did not resolve the issue the first time. But if you really contract strep multiple times it is time to look at other options. Discuss with your doctor if this is the case ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Augmentin. I started getting severe itchiness and stop taking the medicine. How long does it last in your system?

Depends: Depending on whether this is immune mediated allergy (and the type of allergic response); the itching can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Medication (again, depending on the reaction) can help. ...Read more

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Can I take Augmentin for a UTI? I cannot take Cipro or any drugs in its class.

Augmentin: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) may be prescribed to treat urinary tract infections. However, are you sure you have a urinary tract infection? Is the organism known? Please don't taken antibiotics unless directed to do so by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Can I give augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) drug to newborn befor 3month of age?

Can I give augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) drug to newborn befor 3month of age?

Never: Never give a medication to a baby without the specific knowledge of the baby's doctor! ...Read more

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3 year old took a big swig of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension while I was preparing his medicine cup. Could this possibly cause any serious issue?

Unlikely: At the most, some of these kids will develop vomiting and or diarrhea, which is occasionally seen with normal doses of the drug. It is not toxic like an overdose of a pain med might be. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

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