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What Does Amoxicillin Look Like
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
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
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
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
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
Feels like my atypical phnumonia is getting worse tomorrow will be my 3rd day on amoxicillin is this normal?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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