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How long should it take an allergic reaction to amoxicillin to clear?


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#1 A home for their hearts

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

My ds9months has a sinus infection and was prescribed amoxicillin after giving him 2 doses he broke out in hives yesterday. The doc prescribed him something else but he still has hives. Would this be a new reaction to the new drug or would there still be some amoxicillion in his system after 24 hours?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:31 PM

DH reacted to a med he was taking and the dr said it could take up to 2 weeks for it to fully clear his system and for the hives to go away. I want to say that it took a good week for the hives to leave. I reacted to ibuprofen and it took 3-4 days for the hives to clear up. It's not instantaneous, unfortunately.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:31 PM

When my DD got hives from ceclor she continued to have outbreaks for almost three weeks. Anytime something would irritate her skin, like clothing tags, hives would develop. I was told this was normal.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

My ds reacted to Keflex and ended up with a rash that lasted for over three weeks.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

An allergic reaction can continue for 4-6 weeks. Generally you will need to stay continually on antihistamines the first 3-5 days, after which you can expect to dose with an antihistamine as symptoms (hives, whatever) crop up. Over time the reactions will decrease in frequency.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

When we found out my son was allergic it looked significantly better after 24 hours but took a few days to completely clear up.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:54 PM

When my son reacted to Amox, it took a week, with Keflex, it took 6. :crying: It is a real issue to know whether he is reacting to the new antibiotic or not. :grouphug:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

Mine lasted for several weeks. The poor baby! I am so sorry!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:52 PM

An allergic reaction can continue for 4-6 weeks. Generally you will need to stay continually on antihistamines the first 3-5 days, after which you can expect to dose with an antihistamine as symptoms (hives, whatever) crop up. Over time the reactions will decrease in frequency.


Hmm my ped didn't say anything about giving him antihistamines, guess I'll need to call and ask. It would probably help, not only is he sick now he is probably itchy all over! Poor baby he's just miserable!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

My dh's hives from Amoxicillin lasted several weeks. Poor baby! Dh was pretty miserable for the first few days at least.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

When my middle dd reacted to Amoxicillin, it took about 10 days for the rash to go away.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:45 AM

When my DS5 was 14 mos he had the amoxycillin rash. It took about 10 days for it to clear up. It got worse for about 2 days after he stopped taking the antibiotic. I'm pretty sure the dr had us give him benadryl.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:45 AM

We did Benadryl and Zyrtec around the clock.


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