- possible allergy to penicillin
can you get intense skin itching with penicillin
Yes. I suddenly developed an allergy to penicillin a year or two back. I had one course of penicillin without any problems whatsoever, then a month later was put on another course and had a strong reaction after the first capsule.Posted 4 years agoelaine anneMember
ok i haven’t a good month at all :cry:…i keep getting a swollen under eye… i get a ‘swelling’ for four days then it gradually goes away then a week later it comes back again ..had this for a month now.. 😥 Ive been on two lots of antibiotics…both times the same named antibiotics… now im also on some other tablets… but i have intense facial itching and my lip and above lip area keeps swelling up like ive had a abit of botox.. lol … could this be an ‘allergy’ to ‘penicillin’…Posted 4 years ago
originally i thort the ‘eye swelling’ could be ‘blocked tear duct’ and i asked my doctor to recomend me to see a specialist he said “no not at the moment”, and put me on more antibiotics even tho ive had a swelling eye for past three to four weeks now.. tablets are making me ill….having too many side effects :cry:..can you get intense skin itching with penicillin…they were very strong antibiotics had fourteen days of them now altogether as swell as some other tablets from hospital… slightly fed up now grrrr 😥scaredypantsSubscriber
Yes, could well be an allergic reaction (the itching and/or swelling round your mouth). Not being funny; are you alone at home or is somebody there ? (anaphylaxis isn’t that likely but possible, given your description of urticaria and perioral swelling)
Doesn’t have to be your penicillin causing it, but it’s common enough
You should talk to your doc, explain the intense itching and oral swelling since taking penicillins (you sure they are all penicillins ?)
Arguably should stop taking in the meantime – depends on what they’re treating and how dangerous it could be to stop treating the eye
(any chance that the symptoms round your mouth are related to the eye problem – ie some spreading of “whatever it is” ?)
There’s pretty much always an alternative to a penicillin
What are you actually taking and what is your eye problem diagnosed as ?
(Bigyinn – rash from amoxicillin with glandular fever is classic; well done ! You’re probably aware it’s not the same as true allergy though)Posted 4 years ago
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