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Child having rashes on the body post taking oral benedryl. Cause?

I have a two year old who developed a rash . Small Red bumps that do not itch , but is worse then eariler. They are on her stomach, back, under her arms, on her arms and on the back of her neck in her hairline. I did take her to the MD today. I was told that the rash/ hives was due to the antibiotic we finished 2 days ago. None of my other kids had a rash/ hives after completing antibiotics. So I m concerned we might be missing something. Is this just an adverse reaction? Do we give her the same drug next time she gets sick? I did give her oral benadryl .
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jan 2014
hi. If you have given Antibiotics earlier then it might be one of the cause.

Antibiotics specially Ampicillin/Amoxycillin and supha group of drugs are important causes of drug rash. Anyways nothing to panic. Just watch if the drug rash is also involving oral mucosa or eyes? If yes, please visit a dermatologist.

Other cause of rash could be a viral exanthem which resolves with soothing lotions like calamine or ritch creamy lotion.
Answered: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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