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Amoxicillin Reaction

This is NOT medical advice. This is life experience from those I trust and love who have been through similar situations. The point of these articles is to capture them for our own use and to share in case they help you on your journey.

A severe reaction (allergy)  to Amoxicillin,

  • Severe, total body rash
  • Itching
  • no fever, spots in mouth, no sick feelings
  • no swelling or breathing troubles

The doctor prescribed the following:

  • New antibiotic prescription of  Azithromycin (So the strep wouldn’t turn into rhuematic fever several weeks hence)
  • ASAP: do an antihistamine below.
  • Zyrtec 24 hour at bedtime (crucial step to get them through the night with antihistimanes in their system)
  • Benedryl every 6 hours during the day for itching.

This worked out to a regimen of Benedryl at 7-8am and 1-2 pm then Zyrtec 6 hours later at bedtime.

  • Hydrocortozone creme as needed. ( A 1:1 mixture of Benedryl creme and Hyrdocortozone creme was recommended by a surgical nurse. Just remember not to use this within 4 hours of taking the Benedryl because it is absorbed through the skin.)
  • Also, baths in epsom salts helped us.

Results

  • Most redness in the rash & most itching gone within 48 hours

 

This is NOT medical advice. This is life experience from those I trust and love who have been through similar situations. The point of these articles is to capture them for our own use and to share in case they help you on your journey.


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