Sunday, December 28, 2008

Allergic Reaction

Izabel has been on Amoxocilan for her ear infection since Monday. She's been a little fussy but with all of the holiday excitement we did think much of it. Yesterday her face seemed kind of broken out and when we went to put her to bed she had a little rash on her tummy. Well this morning she had a huge rash all over her body! She slept late but when we got her up this is what we saw!

We called the doctor and they said it could be a reaction to the amoxocilan so we had to take her to the ER to be evaluated. Her eyes and lips were swollen which wasn't a good sign. We took her to Chesapeake General to avoid waiting all day at CHKD and they were great. We were only there a total of about an hour and a half. They were almost positive it was an allergic reaction so they told us to stop the amoxocilan and they put her on a steroid and benedryll. She has to go see Dr. Scott tomorrow to figure out what to do about the ear infection now but the rash should clear up with the medicine. Now Izabel is officially allergic to Amoxocilan and I don't get to say no when they ask if there are any known drug allergies! I still can't believe it but I'm glad we know!!!

The pictures don't do it any justice but they were the best we could get with a very fussy little girl!


florest family said...

poor thing---I'm glad she is ok!

Jordann Hansen said...

Poor girl, I know exactly what she is going through. I had been on an antiobiotic for about 9 days when it happened to me. I developed the rash between last night and this morning. How long did it take to go away?