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So my DS (15 months) has a lot of allergies - mostly food that we are aware of, some of which we know but then after tonight we are reminded of all the ones we don't know.<br><br>
He reacted to amoxicillan! He just started it for an ear infection/hole in his ear drum and right after his second dose this evening he got red on his cheeks and chin then hives then swelling and the whole 9 yards spread on his neck and upper body! Plus that whole bubble thing that happens with bad reactions - all this w/in like 10 mins. Needless to say we went to the ER ASAP, I did give him Benedryl at the start of the hives. I didn't realize it was the antibiotic until we were in with the DR. I gave him one dose this morning after bringing him the ped and he got the red cheeks and chin and I should have realized something was going on. I feel so awful I didn't realize before.<br><br>
They changed his antibiotic and gave us a prescription for the epi pen jr. We're also seeing the allergist in a week and half (finally!) this type of reactions to things we don't know have been happening way too much. I just hope we can get through Thanksgiving w/o any reactions because I can't go to the allergist if he's had any allergy meds for a week and I really want to get him in there. We're traveling for Thanksgiving and not making the dinner - in fact, we've been expressly told to stay out of the whole dinner thing so I have bring all of his special food.<br><br>
Anyway, just had to share. I feel so awful that I missed it earlier but I never even thought of antibiotics.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I live in fear of a really bad reaction like that with my dd. Right now she is having hives and I have no idea what is triggering them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> it really sucks having an allergic child.
 

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My DD2 reacted to amoxicillan as well, though not as badly as your son. She was already sick, then seemed like she was on the mend, 3 days into the prescription, then sudden vomiting, full body rash, etc. Since then I've had a reaction to a different abx. I'm finding they can be allergic to anything, so anything new and I watch very carefully!<br><br>
I can't remember -- are you already off dairy and gluten?
 

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He's allergic to dairy, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts & animal dander. He's off all these things.
 

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all gluten or just wheat? I'm just asking because gluten is one of those mucous causing things that can lead to ear infections, so I'm just wondering if that's a possible culprit, to avoid abx overall.... And I'm glad he doesn't eat animal dander <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (my DH and DD1 are both allergic to cats, and DH is allergic to dogs too; sometimes if we go to a relative's house who has cats, they actually feel like they are "eating" it at times, but we try to avoid it if at all possible).
 

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I am so sorry that your DS and family have had to learn of this allergy the hard way. It is so stressful especially right before the holidays.
 

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I hope the allergist has some answers for you. Is he feeling better now?
 

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I agree about the mucous and gluten - I also know that happens to me with dairy and I think DS. As for the dander, well we had to get rid of our dogs because his reaction to them was so bad but we do still have 2 cats. I'm pretty good about keeping actual intentional eating of gluten and dairy out of him, but he does come into indirect ingestion of it I think. Our kitchen is not allergy free for him, cooking etc. I'm trying though...<br><br>
As for the ABX - I had the same thought about not actually needing ABX. His ears started bothering him when he had a reaction about 2 weeks ago when Grandma was visiting. He had hives and swelling all over his neck, cheeks, mouth, face...I think it was from lotions or perfumes she was wearing. After that reaction his ears really started itching and then he got sick (flu, then cold, now this) I've noticed his immune system really takes a dive after a reaction and he will often get some bug. This is only his 2nd ear infection (I think the first was related to dairy in BM - he wasn't on solids yet) the ped oesn't usually give ABX for ear infections but he has a hole in one ear this time so he is.
 
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