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What To Do If Your Child Gets An Allergic Reaction To An Antibiotic
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
Avoidance: If one is allergic to penicillin then avoidance of penicillin like medications is a requirement. Other classes of antibiotics should be fine but because an individual has one drug allergy they may be at risk for reactions to other classes of drugs. One should also be very clear that moving forward that antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
How many benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the recommended dose for an adult with an allergic reaction to an antibiotic?
Label explains: I'd first advise calling your doctor who depending upon the SEVERITY of your reaction may prefer you be seen in the ER. Otherwise, if symptoms are not severe and they've been present for a few hours or so I would simply follow label instructions on the bottle or box of tablets. Careful not to drive after taking them. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read more
I have an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and I have water blisters everywhere. What I can do for comfort?
I have a rash all over my body from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking, can I still lay in a tanning bed?
Take a break!: I would not advise it at this time as your body is in the midst of a battle against the antibiotic. Your immune system is on high alert and the UV lights may cause the rash to increase. Secondly, much as our culture loves tan skin as a sign of good health it's an incredible health hazard - leads to premature skin aging, wrinkles and sometimes cancer. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm ...Read more
While going through an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was having stinging nerve pain in fingers and toes now all over body can I have MS now
Criteria for MS: Hi JeriS, Typically symptoms related to MS are on one side of the body but can be both sides as well occasionally. The symptoms typically go away followed by a period with no symptoms followed by returning of symptoms perhaps elsewhere in the body. If this is the scenario you are experiencing then you may need to consult with a Neurologist who can guide you in the right direction. Best of luck ...Read more
Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to an antibiotic while you're taking it? I'm on my second week of amoxicillin and this morning woke up with red bumps all over. I break out in hives with penicillin and sudafed which is why i ask.
Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is very closely related to penicillin. People with a true penicillin allergy like you (causing hives) should not take amoxicillin. I would suggest stopping the medication and calling your doctor right away to find out what to do next. You may need medication to stop the allergic reaction and perhaps a different antibiotic, depending on the reason it was prescribed. People have been known to show allergic symptoms after taking antibiotics for several days and even if they have taken the same antibiotic before and have not had problems. I hope this answers your question. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the nature of the immune response. Allergic antibody (IgE) mediated reactions occur rapidly after ingestion and can involve hives, skin swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, palpitations, loss of consciousness and even death. A delayed reaction can occur after days on the medicine and would have different constellation of symptom ...Read more
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