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post medication reaction?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 22, 2007
  • 04:46 PM

Hi,
My husband was on 500 mg. apo-amoxi 3x daily for 10 days for a bronchial infection after the flu. It is now 2 weeks after the last pill was taken and since the cessation of these pills he has been itchy all over. just recently he had a rash on his stomach(red) . He is now taking benadryl but was is going on. Is the medication still within his systom and whom should he see to cure this? thanks for any/all responses in advance.

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  • HiI sympathise and feel there may well be something in this - I had a chest infection nearly 2 weeks ago which was treated within penicillin.No problems so far.However, I had my depo injection (contraception) earlier this week, and the next day, I started having a bad allergic reaction to....???Still unknown.I have been to casualty 3 times in the last 3 days and been treated with IV steriods and anti-histamines, and also once, with adrenaline.While relieving the symptoms, the (itchy) rash, which is all over my body is still there at a less angry-looking level.I've been given oral meds (anti-histamines) to go home with, but I think until I pinpoint the source (the allergen) it's going to keep happening.I've had to take time of work twice in the first 2 weeks of a new job!I looked terrible this morning - my eyes and lips were really swollen.I have no idea what to do apart from trying to eliminate what is causing it - so am drinking only fluids today to give my system a break as a starting point.I will then start to re-introduce foods gradually, at a very basic level - i.e. vegetables, then carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, pasta) then dairy, then other proteins, like meat etc.Hopefully that should help.They couldn't tell me what is causing it in casualty - just that I'm reacting badly to something which needs to be identified.I changed my fabric conditioner in the past 2 weeks, and have started to wear the clothes/sleep in the bedding which has been cleaned using this product.They suggested washing everything with my old powder alone - ALL clothes and bedding, towels etc.It's all I can do...I'm also going to see my Dr today and get referred for allergy testing.I hope to find some answers.So did my medications trigger this reaction?I'm open minded - but may never know.I hope your husband gets better soon - it may help to try some of my suggestions?Also, he should DEFINITELY see his physician, as any allergic reaction following medication MUST be checked out - even if it's a medication he's had before.He should also see a physcian as he can get anti-histamine and steroid treatmet which should ease the symptoms.If the symptoms include swelling in the lips, tongue or thoat, and/or accompanied by wheezing/difficulty breathing - this may be anaphylactic shock which is potentially very dangerous and requires IMMEDIATE medical treatment.But don't make that judgement call yourself - let a Dr decide.Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 01:57 PM
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  • Also, please see the following link and website for info re: drug allergies:http://www.allergyuk.org/art_drugs.aspx
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 02:27 PM
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