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Did my antibiotics give me hives, what to do?

Did my antibiotics give me hives, what to do?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...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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Can a child break out in hives as a result of taking antibiotics longer than they are prescribed?

Can a child break out in hives as a result of taking antibiotics longer than they are prescribed?

Allergy: No. This is an allergic reaction and a very severe one. You should stop taking the medication immediately, see a doctor ASAP and never again take that drug or one in the same class. This is termed an immediate hypersenstivity reaction and can be fatal. Please go and see someone right away. ...Read more

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I break out in a rash and hives after taking most antibiotics . Am I very skin sensitive or allergic?

I break out in a rash and hives after taking most antibiotics . Am I very skin sensitive or allergic?

Sounds like allergy: There are some people who appear to have a propensity to develop allergic reactions to a variety of medications and it sounds like you may be one of them. Might help to check with a local allergist. ...Read more

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I broke out in hives due to an allergic reaction to flagil antibiotics... What can I use to help get rid of them.?

I broke out in hives due to an allergic reaction to flagil antibiotics... What can I use to help get rid of them.?

Hives: Stop flagyl. Take benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid hot water, do not scratch. Use cetaphil cream. If have severe and diffuse hive, then doctor may suggest a bit of steroid pills or injection. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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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