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my 2 year old is apparently allergic to penicillin....

Posted by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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My 2 year old is apparently allergic to penicillin.
Yesterday he was diagnosed with strep, they gave him amoxicillin to treat it, this morning when I was changing his diaper I noticed a cluster of blisters on the backs of his knees, took him to urgent care and in the half hour it took me to get him there the rash had spread to his thighs and diaper area. And three of the blisters had broken open.
My oldest is allergic to penicillin as well and her reaction was nowhere near as bad as this, she just got hives!
FML!!! This sucks!
This weekend blows so far!!
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angevil53
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM
I'm allergic to penicillin and they give me amoxicillian...
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blue_elephant
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM
Of you are allergic to penicillin they shouldn't be giving you amoxicillin, since it is in the same family as penicillin

Quoting angevil53:

I'm allergic to penicillin and they give me amoxicillian...
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Tasloley
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM
My dd is allegric to amoxicillian, have no clue about penicillin.
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notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

sorry

blue_elephant
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:45 PM
When I found out my oldest was allergic to penicillin she was taking amoxicillin, penicillin and amoxicillin are both penicillin and therefore if you or your child is allergic to anything with Cillin at the end it is considered a penicillin allergy.
I'm allergic to rocephin, so anything in the family of rocephin I am allergic too.


Quoting Tasloley:

My dd is allegric to amoxicillian, have no clue about penicillin.
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PEEK05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Sorry :(

MommeeTo4
by &1more on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM
My dd is allergic to all cillans
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blue_elephant
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Its all good, just would rather be doing something else than lathering my son in steroid creams this weekend...

Quoting notjstasocermom:

sorry

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM
Amoxicillian is generic penicillan. I think you are confused.


Quoting angevil53:

I'm allergic to penicillin and they give me amoxicillian...

baquick
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM
I'm allergic to pennicilln but can tolerate amoxicillin. But usually my docs don't prescribe it just to be safe. My mother and grandmother are allergic to all the Cillins. I won't allow then to give ds any cillin until he's older

((Hugs)) I hope he gets over the reaction quickly! Good luck to the little guy! Feel better quickly!
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