Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bug or Allergic Reaction?

My mother's been here for the weekend and it's been very pleasant. However, Amelia has not been well. I don't know if it is a bug she picked up from nursery on Friday or an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. If I look at the side-effects/symptons of allergic reaction to Amoxicillin, it says

Side effects of amoxicillin allergic reaction to amoxicillin may include upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, colitis, confusion, convulsions, dizziness, hives, liver problems and jaundice, fungal infections, rash, tooth discoloration in children, and appetite loss. (from

Anyway, she was copiously sick last night (we got little sleep between 3 and 6 am) and so I didn't give her any amoxicillin today, and only gave her very bland, non-milky food. Then just before bed this evening, I thought I'd risk giving her some more - and she was very, very sick (about 30 minutes later). It was all in her hair - I had to hold her over the sink and wash her hair and even then I couldn't get the bits out, I had to use a comb. Poor Amelia (It was also in her ear - I had to use cotton wool to pick out the bits of vomit stuck around her ear).

What to do? I don't want to give amoxicillin. I will try and speak to the doctor tomorrow. But, I might be wrong. It might have been a bug she picked up from nursery. Either way, she'd been very ill.


At 4:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you read the reactions no wonder you don't want to give Amelia any more antibiotic. Quite Right, Wait and see the Doctor! MAybe it is only a bug from Nursery, but Maybe Not!

Love Dad


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