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Taken Penicillin after dental work. Now arm pain, muscle weakness, red rash in hand. Cause?

my son has had some teeth pulled and has been taking penicillon to prevent infection. He has finished the perscription. Two days later, he is feeling pain up his arms and weakness in his muscles. He seems fatigued. But he also has a red rash with a spot in the center of it on his hand . This is the same arm that is feeling the achy muscles. Any ideas what is causing this? Should I go to the emergency room tonight?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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The feeling of weakness and aching muscles is likely to be due to a post infection weakness. The rash that you have described is also commonly associated with a viral infection in children. All these do improve in 2-3 weeks after treatment.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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