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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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How to tell if i'm having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

How to tell if i'm having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Rash or hives: Most reactions to medication cause either an immediate reaction such as hives, swelling, and low blood pressure, which is an emergency, or a delayed skin rash which can occur days later. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin after using it several times previously? I'm on day 4 of 875mg/2x daily and today I am breaking out in hives. What should I do?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin after using it several times previously? I'm on day 4 of  875mg/2x daily and today I am breaking out in hives. What should I do?

Medicine allergies: Yes. The thing to understand about allergic reactions is that the body generally has to have had prior exposure before an allergic response. It is actually rare to have a true allergy to something with the first exposure.You should stop the medicine and notify your physician to get a different antibiotic and document the allergy. ...Read more

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Son had allergic reaction to amoxicillin, full body rash, stopped meds, rash cleared up 6days ago, but now it looks like its coming back what, to do?

Son had allergic reaction to amoxicillin, full body rash, stopped meds, rash cleared up 6days ago, but now it looks like its coming back what, to do?

Seek wisdom: Rashes are a large part of pediatric care. Common dilemma is that viruses often cause harmless rashes (exanthums), but drugs used to treat secondary ear infections, sinusitis, etc. can be serious. Appearance, timing of rash is important. Recognition by a seasoned provider can be enormously reassuring. Allergists are called upon for diffucult rashes and can test for certain drug allergies. ...Read more

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Dr sent us to pharm to get zyrtec for our 7mo daughter's allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Pharm didn't like the plan. Possible negative effects?

Dr sent us to pharm to get zyrtec for our 7mo daughter's allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Pharm didn't like the plan. Possible negative effects?

Trust your doctor: In general, your doctor will know what is best for you more than the pharmacist. It sounds like your doc thought your daughters reaction was quite mild and didn't require stronger medication. Just make sure the child is getting better and not worse, particularly with respect to any difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Two year old had allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Dr replaced it with cefprozil. Instruct on cefprozil say not to take it if allergic to penicillin?

Two year old had allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Dr replaced it with cefprozil. Instruct on cefprozil say not to take it if allergic to penicillin?

Old concern: The caution on cephalosporins if penicillin allergic dates back decades to how they were produced--there often was pcn in the cephalosporins as a byproduct. Even then, risk was rare and tiny. Now even smaller, and far better to not exclude two huge antibiotic categories at young age if don't need to. Keep an eye on child as with any medication, but should not pose a problem. ...Read more

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My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Could be: If your child has such symptoms after using amoxicillin, probably it's allergy to antibiotic.It also could be allergy to another drugs you gave to child , or it could be even insect bites. ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction to amoxicillin about two weeks ago, I still have some peeling and small blisters on my hands is that normal ? What do I do?

I had a allergic reaction to amoxicillin about two weeks ago, I still have some peeling and small blisters on my hands is that normal ? What do I do?

Yes, it's normal: In the future, make certain you either wear a bracelet or at least remember you are allergic to PCN. The peeling and small blisters will heal naturally. It might possible feel less dry with a mild hand cream. ...Read more

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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


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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