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What does an amoxicillin rash usually look like?

What does an amoxicillin rash usually look like?

Maculopapular rash: Maculopapular eruptions are the most common. It's red small bumps distributed allover the body. Others include hives, red patches (erythematous), small bumps with tiny blister at center, etc. ...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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My nephews doc said he has infused hives but I cannot find an explanation to describe them. They look like measels reaction to amoxicillin has all vac?

My nephews doc said he has infused hives but I cannot find an explanation to describe them. They look like measels reaction to amoxicillin has all vac?

Amoxicillin given to: A child or adolescent who has a sore throat ; fever caused by infectious mononucleosis causes a very " measly-looking" (morbilliform) rash about 100% of the time, to the point that it's pretty much diagnostic of " mono". Many drugs can cause a morbilliform rash. For further information ; photos, see http://dermnetnz. Mobify. Me/reactions/morbilliform. Html. I've not heard of "infused hives". ...Read more

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What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

What does a rash from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) look like?

Pink or red spots: If it is an allergy then it looks like pink or red spots that are not regularly shaped. They can be scattered or they can run together. They can also look like welts or raised skin that changes over several hours. The welts would itch a lot. The red or pink spots don't usually itch or hurt. Severe allergies could involves pain in the feet or knees. ...Read more

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Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Quite possibly yeast: Yeast rash is a frequent complication of the use of antibiotics in children. No one antibiotic is necessarily worse than another--but prolonged use of antibiotics seems to more often trigger yeast rashes. Thrush or oral candidiasis often can presage yeast rashes as well. You might want to look for milky white patches on your son's inner cheek (inside his mouth); it does not wipe off. See your md. ...Read more

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3 yo is on amoxicillin for strep, 5 days now. But she has lesions that look like hand, foot, mouth. Do I keep giving her the antibiotics?

3 yo is on amoxicillin for strep, 5 days now. But she has lesions that look like hand, foot, mouth. Do I keep giving her the antibiotics?

Confirmed strep?: If the strep was confirmed by office testing before treatment, you should finish treatment. If your treatment source looked at the throat and just treated assuming it was strep, call them and discuss your options. A kid can have both illnesses at the same time and finishing the antibiotic would not hurt the course of hfm. ...Read more

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Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule. Don't like effect. When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Taken one amoxil (amoxicillin) capsule. Don't like effect. When will it wear off. Feel ill?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Peak effect is 1-2 hours of ingestion, then it rapidly drops off. That's why you have to take several doses a day. I'm just curious as to what effects you are experiencing because amoxil (amoxicillin) is about the kindest most benign antibiotic you can take. I wonder if the effects you are experiencing aren't the illness you are being treated for??? ...Read more

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Feels like my atypical phnumonia is getting worse tomorrow will be my 3rd day on amoxicillin is this normal?

Feels like my atypical phnumonia is getting worse tomorrow will be my 3rd day on amoxicillin is this normal?

Takes time: It takes time for the antibiotic to work. You do need to rest also. Now if you continue to either not improve or worsen go back to your doctor for a re examination ...Read more

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My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

My 5 mnth old's dr prescribed amoxicillin for what seems like a cold. He didn't diagnose her with anything, he said just incase. Is its necessary?

No: Colds are viral illnesses that should not be treated with antibiotics that are used for bacterial infections. There is an international initiative to prevent the inappropriate use of antibiotics such as what you describe. If your facts are accurate and complete I would recommend you get a different pediatrician for your baby. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a really bad reaction to my amoxicillin and now it feels like a sunburn?

What to do if I had a really bad reaction to my amoxicillin and now it feels like a sunburn?

Amoxicillin reaction: It is possible you are allergic to the medication. Stop taking it and inform the doctor who prescribed it that you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, My 5 year old was prescribed to take 11ml of amoxicillin twice a day (400mg/5ml). He is 43 lbs and I feel like that's too much.

Hi, My 5 year old was prescribed to take 11ml of amoxicillin twice a day (400mg/5ml). He is 43 lbs and I feel like that's too much.

Sounds right: A 5 year old who is 43 lbs is about 20 kg. If he/she has an ear infection, sinus infection or pneumonia, the correct dose is 90 mg per kg per day dosed twice a day. 11 ml twice a day sounds correct. If it is not an ear, sinus, or lung infection he/she is being treated for, please ask the physician who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used for?

An antibiotic: It is an antibiotic that is in the penicillin family and effective against a certain class of infections. ...Read more

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How are amoxicillin capsules?

Amoxicillin: Is a penicillin type antibiotic which can be affective in the treatment of bladder & ear infections, Pneumonia and some STD's. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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How long will amoxicillin work?

How long will amoxicillin work?

Need more info: I'm not sure if you mean "how long do the pills stay potent? " or "how long after you take them will they still cure something? " antibiotic pills can remain potent for a couple of years after their expiration date. Amoxicillin stays in the bloodstream at effective levels for less than a day after the last dose. It is a short acting antibiotic, and is usually dosed 2-3 times a day for that reason. ...Read more

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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can I take cold ease with amoxicillin?

Can I take cold ease with amoxicillin?

Yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze. Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used. ...Read more

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Can someone get high off of amoxicillin?

Can someone get high off of amoxicillin?

Safe and Effective.: Amoxicillin is antibiotic that can be life saving when used appropriately.. There is no euphoria associated with it use. Any strange reactions should be promptly reported to your physician. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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Who should not take Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): "Amoxicillin is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a serious hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis or Stevens-Johnson syndrome) to Amoxicillin or to other β-lactam antibiotics (e.g., penicillins and cephalosporins)." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/amoxicillin. Html ...Read more

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What is austell amoxicillin 500 used for?

Amoxilcillin: Amoxicillin is used for bacterial infections. It has many uses, but all to kill a pathogen or bacteria. Its a derivatetive of pencillins. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more

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Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Unlikely: Not particularly toxic, if at all when taken orally. Overdoses may increase risk of secondary fungal overgrowth or antibiotic induced diarrhea but no common fatalities except to allergic reactions, which are not dose dependent. ...Read more

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How close together can I take Amoxicillin?

8-12 hours: Depending on the strength of the pill, amoxicillin is usually prescribed every 8 hours or every 12 hours. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

WHY ARE YOU ASKING: If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr.
If you're wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

Many: There are many other medications that can help. Consult your health care provider for other options for your particular condition. ...Read more

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How long does amoxicillin stay in your system?

Very short half life: In general Ampicillin and it's derivatives have a very short half life and if one stops taking the medicine, it will be out of ones system in a matter of a few days. You should be able to smell it in your urine, when the odor is gone, the medication is likely gone as well. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin does it take to overdose?

Take proper dose: In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically, and institute supportive measures. A prospective study of 51 pediatric patients at a poison-control center suggested that overdosages of less than 250 mg/kg of Amoxicillin are not associated with significant clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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