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#1 of 3 Old 10-23-2006, 05:39 PM - Thread Starter
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My 7 month old daugher had a double ear infection and was put on Amoxicillin. She was fine the whole ten days she took it, but the afternoon of the 11th day, she developed a fever and started breaking out in hives. It was the first day off the medicine. She has a had a fever and occasional hives since then. Is it possible she is allergic to the Amoxicillin, or is it more likely hives from a virus?
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briefly, yes. Could very well be a penicillin allergy. Call the doc, tell them you see hives and suspect an allergy (tell them also if there is any history of allergy in your family, even seasonal ones). If you get a particularly dim person on call, remind them that allergic reactions can worsen with increased exposure, so you should probably stop giving the antibiotics.

Then get an appointment with an allergist, as a kid allergic to one thing...well, I think they call it an 'allergic tendency,' but I just call it an immune system on hyperdrive. The DH calls it a PIA.
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My nephew had the same reaction on the last day of his round of penicillin antibiotics. The doc said it was likely an allergic reaction and he should not use them in the future.
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