Ceterizine for antihistamine, to ease the itching. Then clindamycin/Dalacin C for antibiotics for bacterial infections.
I just wanted to say that this just happened to my 4 year old yesterday. He had been taking amoxicillin for about a week for a sinus infection and then all of a sudden yesterday morning, after his 16th dose, only 4 more to go, he broke out in a rash and it's been getting worse looking. Two doctors and two nurses have told me that there's nothing to worry about, his antibiotic was changed and he's taking benadryl as needed. He's not acting any differently than he normally does and he's not having any troubles breathing or itching at all, but it's hard to look at him and not worry. At least from your posts, I know it'll be at least a week that he'll look like this. :-\ I'm surprised this happens as much as it does. One of the nurses told me about 10% of kids this happens to.
My 10 month old has been put on amoxicillin due to an ear infection caused by sinus allergies. She experienced severe gastrointestinal discomfort the first two days/nights. I changed her to a soy-based formula and added probiotics to her morning bottle. The pains ceased almost immediately. "Amoxicillin Rash" is a real thing and can occur from day 1 to day 16 of beginning treatment. No need to panic....... If they seem to have trouble with their breathing go to the doctor immediately!!
Also if they develop a yeast infection diaper rash use the probiotics (got mine at the health food store) and a combination of equal parts desitin, hydrocortisone cream and antifungal cream (athlete's foot cream) and enough liquid antacid to make creamy. Cleared up my 3yo in less than 48 hours when she was being treated for an ear infection at 9 mos.
stop the medication right now. no reaction is good. I just got home from the emergency twice today. they misdiagnosed my grandson and no he is COVERED I MEAN COVERED in red welts... I even asked 3doctors this morning could he be allergic to amox. nope its hand foot mouth disease.... so we kept up his amox... for the rest of the day and wow... he is unbelieveable tonight. back in emerg at 10pm... they gave me steroids and said STOP ALL AMOXICILIN... STUPID DOCTORS... HE IS SO BAD HE MAY HAVE SCARRING ALL OVER HIS BODY AND FACE ..................
EVERYONE!!! IF YOUR CHILD IS GETTING A RASH ....STOP!!!! THE AMOXICILIN OR WHATEVER THEY ARE ON... DOCS CAN FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO GET THEM ON.
STOP IT .. I KNOW THIS FROM EXPERIENCE... IF IT FEELS WRONG LADIES.... GO WITH YOUR GUT! IT COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD!!!
I m a nursing mom and for my tootake I was taking amoxsillin for 4 days now and I notise my baby has rush in his arms and face what can I do
My son is 15 months and was on day seven of a ten day course when he broke out in terrible hives from penicillin. I rushed him to the pediatrician and they gave a steroid prednisone and children's Zyrtec. This was two days ago and it seems to be getting worse. Is it normal for it to get worse before it gets better??? The dr said it will take at least two weeks to clear. My son is very active but has moments of breaking out in tears and nothing calms him down. I've done the luke warm bath and all aveeno baby products. It doesn't look like hives now, they have all connected into one giant red mass...plaque like. Should I take him back to the pediatrician?
My son had an ear infection doctor prescribed amoxcillin. Two days later notice rashes all over his body and face too him to hospital doctor say he had a raction to the medication amox. Tht he may be allergic to penicillin. Dov change the medicine to azithromycin and also gave denedryl
My one year old just finished a 10 day treatment of amoxicillin for an ear infection and now she has an red rash over her torso, back, and a little around her mouth and she also has another bad diaper rash that takes so long to heal up. the rash over her body doesn't seem to bother her at all, butI was worried so I called the after hours nurse and she basically gave me the run round, but what I gathered if my baby isn't having difficulty breathing or doesn't seem affected by the rash then I can just keep an eye on her and make sure it doesn't worsen.
Wow now Im worried. My 9 month old has the same rash after finishing his antibiotics two weeks ago . He wasn't at all concerned. ... But now I've read fatal!?!
My ten month old started taking amoxicillon for an ear infection and broke out with rash all over his little body. I'm scared to give him any other meds. due to the fact of me being unsure of what other allergic reactions he might have.
were your babies hives bumpy or just blochy?
I am currently having the same issue with my 5 year old daughter. on the 7th day of her antibiotic treatments of amoxicillin for tonsilitis she broke out in an itchy rash at school and by the time I discoverd it at home her body was full of red hives. I took her to the er and the doctor immediately told me to stop the antibiotic. He gave her a steriod shot and the swelling of her hands and feet started to decrease along with the hives as I administered benadryl. However, the next day she began to hive up again and her old hives on her arms and legs have left welts that look like bruises. I am very concerened as well. Please post if you get an answer sooner than I do.
Have any adults experienced such reactions?
I just took Amox on January 1st for a sinus infection. And I got really sick that night and the next two days I got more and more blisters all over my body. I stopped taking the Amox after the first night. I'm freaking out. Literally blisters all over, on my face, my scalp, chest, arms, back, legs, everywhere. Its nasty and demoralizing.
I read that severe blistering is a side effect, but I think I'm having a severe allergic reaction to penicillin.
I went to Urgent Care today... Day 3 of this ordeal. And doctor said he its more than likely an Allergic Reaction and then said but we can't rule anything out. I was somewhat re-assured but man it's so widespread it has me freaking out a little bit and its ITCHY now.
Logic states he said, and I agree with him... if I have never had a blister rash like this before and the day after I take Amoxicillin and I get a severe blister rash all over my body... it therefore must be a very bad allergic reaction to the Amox.
He said I have Vesicles and Pustules.
Vesicles - are a small fluid-filled blister
Pustules - are small, inflamed, pus-filled, blister-like lesions.
He prescribed Prednisone (steroid) and told me NOT to let my mind get the best of me and get all paranoid. Sure enough it still is, I can't help it, haha.
Does this sound familiar to anyone's symptoms?
Hi my 15 month old had an ear infection 2weeks ago and our Dr prescribe Amoxicillin and after 7days of using it. I noticed that my Son cheek was red and the ffg day he was unhappy and his nose was runny. Then that night he had a fever of 38.2. But then Monday he started vomitting and coughing, which I know he vomitted because of coughing and its sounds worse. He started to get rash in his face, from head to toe. I took him to ER and they didn't give him anything. What can I do? It looks worse than the other day. It sounds that its an allergic reaction to Med.
My son is 11 months and has been takin amoxicillin for 7 days and all of a sudden this morning he has a rash everywhere....the doc said it was just a viral rash since he had a viral infection before but I think its an allergic reaction to the medication...his dads twin is allergic to penicillin...could he possibly be allergic or am I too concerned?
My son had the same in August, this year. He was 2 then and was perscribed high dose (250 mg/3 times per day) for ear infection, which actually was not an ear infection, but roseola. I gave hime 7 doses and stopped because of minor rash. 1 week later massive huge welts, swelling, which was gone after 5 days. was very scarry and triggered his eczema this winter.
On Nov 25th my 6 year old son was complaining that his ear ached so took him to the walk-in and he was given amoxycillin for an ear infection. I am not a huge fan of antibiotics due to the series of side effects I experienced as a child, and reluctantly filled the prescription. Two days later i get a call from the school nurse he has blisters all over the inside of his mouth so back to the doctors..now i am told he has coxsackie virus, which does not respond to antibiotic treatment but to continue amoxycillin for the ear infection. He is absolutely miserable with difficulty swallowing and not eating. yesterday morning he wakes up with small bumps on back and neck which started to spread. i thought it was a symptom of the coxsackie virus but the doctor said it was either a reaction to the amoxycillin or worse it could be mono if it doesnt clear up. she told me to stop giving him the amox and prescribed something different :( After reading some articles about "amoxycillin rash" and all these posts i feel better. I went to the health food store yesterday and purchased a probiotic to replenish the good bacteia the antibiotics destroy, some vitamin c and a natural remedy for hives. Today he is feeling much better, his rash is fading and his appetite is back. next visit is to my chiropractor and homeopathic specialist if symptoms persist or reoccur!
My son, whom is about to turn 9, took Amoxacillin for the 1st time this year, and on the 6th day he broke out in rash. When I sent him to school he was fine, then 1 hour after he got to school, the nurse called and told me I needed to come get him and take him to see his Dr. I went that afternoon to the pediatrician, and they told me he was allergic to penicillin, and to just get OTC benadryl for him. I did just that... The next day the rash was worse then it was before, so I kept him home another day. He felt fine, was running around like a normal 9 year old would...just blotchy. Within the next 2 days his skin had turned back to normal. Now I only got to see the Doctors Aide... he was busy that day. they didnt really run any tests on him, but she said that knowing he was on Amox for 6 days, it ran it course, and by the looks of the type of rash he had, that he had an allergic reaction to it. I have read online in many articles, that some children outgrow the reaction by the time they leave elementary school. If you ask your dr they can do a test for you to find out. Also, there are more options now for an antibiotic then there used to be, so penicillin is not the only choice for children anymore.
My daughter has taken amoxicillin & augmentin for ear infections & also came down with an evil diaper rash & a few bumps on her face. Its been over a month & the diaper rash just won't give up! We have tried bacitracin, a&d ointment, nystatin for yeast, desitin, even neosporin, soaking in oatmeal baths, diaperless air time & nothing will clear it up! Poor baby screams when she pees, when u change her diaper & sometimes just holding her! Today her skin was so raw it was splitting! :(
My 3 year old boy broke out 2 days after taking a 7 day course of amoxicillin for a double ear infection.
I started with small bumps like mosquito bites which soon spread to large red patches that would welt up like a sting from a jellyfish.
It got much worse, we went to the er that evening and they gave him Benadryl. They said it may be a reaction to the meds, to bring him back if he gets facial swelling or gets hard to breath.
He got worse and we went to the pediatrician. He diagnosed it as Erythema Multiforme which is a reaction to the medication not an allergy that will necessarily show up on an allergy screening.
It is the third day now and the red welted areas and red patches are starting to get a more natural color, although he is now complaining that he can't walk due to swollen sore feet.
My advise is to go directly to a healthcare provider as it could be a worse case of this EM called Stevens-Johnson syndrome which can affect the respiratory systems.
The diaper rash from Amoxicillin is yeast infection and it will go away! My daughter(12 mo) had a rash all over 7 days after she started taking amoxicillin and it went away a couple days afterbi quit giving it to her! Her doctor wants to " challenge" her on the medication again! She is now 15 mo and she just started on it again today!
I'm going through the same thing. My son is 3 & he had taken Amox. before with no side effects. He was prescribed it again for a cough & ear infection & by the 9th day of use of the medicine, he woke up with bright red, raised, patchy squiggly hives that were hot to the touch & covered his whole body. He scratched them like crazy so we rushed him to the urgent care clinic. The Dr. said it was an allergic reaction to the amox. and to discontinue use & give him benadryl. We used benadryl around the clock & it did not help at all with the itching. He even itched under his hair, it was frightening to look at. It got worse the next day so we rushed him to the ER where the Dr. administered a steroid via IV & gave us a prescription for an oral steroid to continue at home. Around the clock bendaryl still didnt help & we gave him his oral steroids the next day & it got worse. When he woke up his eyes were almost swollen shut, he had a low grade fever, the hives that he was diagnosed with had went away from the treatment the day before of steroids at the ER but came back the next day way worse & all over his face & body (ears, hair, eyelids, genital area, hands, feet, chest, back, arms, legs, face...EVERYWHERE). So we took him back to the ER a second time & they gave him a prescription for Zyrtec since the benadryl wasn't helping. The Dr. said he had an allergic reaction to the amox. and that we had to continue the oral steroids & Zyrtec for the hives, itching & swelling. It's day 5 & hasn't gotten any better. He is swollen, can't stop itching & covered from head to toe in hives still. I'm hoping there's a light at the end of the tunnel. The Dr. said we have to make sure it doesn't turn into Steven Johnson's Syndrome which can be fatal. Very frightening!
ok i just went through this yesterday. my 10 month old daughter Lilli was also treated for an ear infection by taking amoxicillin. On the 9th day of taking it she broke out into a HORRIBLE rash covering her entire body including her scalp under her hair, behind her ears, neck, face, stomach back legs feet EVERYWHERE!!! i was terrified, i took her to the dr and they told me she either had mono or an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin. She showed me in her little book where it says 90% of all patients with mono that then start on amoxicillin will develop a rash all over the body. Well her bloodwork came back she did not have mono she was just allergic to her amoxicillin. They gave me a steroid and an anti itch medicine and today my daughter woke up with the rash being almost gone, i couldnt believe it. But her dr said it will come and go for several days. So if its looking worse now just continue the medication and im sure within a few days your baby will be as good as new!! :) hang in there i know how hard it is to watch your little one suffer!! Hope this comment helped!
Hello my daughter is 12 months, on Monday she was seen for her check up, vaccinations, and also for a cold symptoms she had been having for about a week, she was perscribed Amoxicillin, and Ibuprofen. I gave her amoxicillin monday evening and Ibuprofen shortly after and I noticed she threw up. Each time shes had a dose she has thrown up. She has been running a fever ranging from 102 to 105 since Monday also. Long story short after two E R visits the doctor is requesting me to bring her in to see is she is allergic to the Antibiotic.