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12 year old diagnosed with acute tonsillitis. Prescribed with vibazime. Reddish itchy rashes. Allergy to medication?

my 12 year son diaognised with acute tonsilitis, prescribed vibazime 200 DT ( cefixime dispersible 200) twice a day for five days. After fourth day developed rashes , redness and itching almost all over, doesn t appear severe but continues itching. Can avil be given? or any other immediate remedy? haven t given him last dosage i.e the 10th dose (today is the fifth & last day).
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Hello Dear your 12 year old child put on tab cefixime 200 mg for acute tonsillitis and has developed rash and itching all over body,your child has developed allergic reaction to this medicine .first of all you discontinue this medicine,yes you can give him a tablet of avil,or less sedating and new drug like tab levo cetrizin,for two to three days till rash and itching disappear,which will with or two doses of important thing to remember is to keep a not of this medicine that your child is allergic to cefixime and not take this medicine in future,as future reaction can be dangerous one
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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