Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rowen's Rash, part two!

it's kind of hard to see in the photos- but his rash came back on friday- with a vengeance!  
Saturday morning he was covered in hives from his nose to his toes- so we took him to Urgent Care to have it checked out.  As you can see in picture #2- he was fine. No fever or anything else alarming- just covered in little red bumps. Poor baby.  After being there 2 1/2 hours, we finally got to see his doctor and he determined that it's a "non-allergic" amoxicillin rash. So there you have it.  Because the rash was gone for two or three days (we can't remember exactly) -the first rash was probably caused by a virus, and the second rash from the amoxicillin.  Hope he doesn't need too many antibiotics in the future.... 

1 comment:

Amoxicillin Rash said...

I'm glad your little one feels better now.

My son had an allergic rash reaction to amoxicillin. His rash was splotchy and itched.

I read that 9% of kids get a rash with amoxicillin and only 20% of them tested positive for an actual allergy when a skin test was performed.