My son who will be 3 couple months, was at er last thurs w diagnosis scarlet fever and strep. Put on amoxicillin (which he has had before). Since starting meds he has had very strange episodes mostly towards night time and waking up having one. Like OCD kinda stuff, saying or crying the same thing over and over for like and hour. Being violent, confused.. wanting meto hold him but yet hitting and kicking me at same time. We put pjs on and he crys forever take them off let mommy do it or visa versa w daddy. want to go to his room then back to couch over and over. Just examples of some of the episodes. He looks different in his eyes when he wakes up doing it. He has excema and is a sensitive little guy. Always pleasantly good, not mean ever. Except a few times hear and there like at nanas when now after reading and being enlightened a little on red dye 40 I wonder if that might be an issue for us. All she ever buys is red stuff. I am wondering if we are dealing w amoxicillin allergy or red dye 40 allergy or combo. or what. very concerned parent. My sweet little boy is not his self. Took him to his pediatrician today, throat still very red. I stopped the amoxicillin yesterday when I looked up side effects bc of what we have been dealing with. He was given a Rocefin shot and antibiotic ceclor to start tom. Sent to do blood work to see about infection and other test. Me and my MIL dealt with an "episode" might have looked like extreme tantrum to others for about and hour getting in car and to clinic for blood work. 2 grown men, me, nana, and a nurse could not get the blood drawn, they sent me to go to hospital, wasnt' gonna happen, asked if we could come home( hour away) do blood work here w me and hubby tom. OK Well now I'm realizing tom is Fri, and I don't know what will happen w results bc dr close at noon and then weekend. Freaking out! don't know what is going on w my baby or what to do. I have 3 boys 17, 13 and 3(in July). Dr said let's get him well first and see him next thurs and then we can talk about the mental stuff..bc he has reason to be irritable. It's past irritable! Something is not right...didn't think it was a reaction to meds or dye bc of no hives but didn't really say anything else. I am concerned about the strep in his body for no telling how long now. Now not sure if he we will have results till monday on how the infection is in his body. God I hope not. He was sick weeks ago and on antibiotics, wonder if he had strep the whole time bc coulture wasn't done that time. He hasnt been eating good or none at all for a while. Any advice or similar stories on reactions to amoxicillin or red dye 40 or strep and scarlet fever would be much appreciated. or anything else related. Thanks so muchAnswer Question
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