posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 11:05 PM
Thanks for the responses and the links. FYI, the last minute change to my prescription was an antibiotic called Augmentin. I knew I was allergic to
penicillin since I was a little kid and developed a skin rash as a little kid but nothing like this past episode.
I already have an epi pen since I was stung by a wasp last year and within a few days, my ankle swelled way up and I finally went to the doctor (the
pain was really awful, I couldn't hardly walk on that foot after a while). Anyway after the wasp sting allergic reaction, the doctor told me if I
had waited any longer, he would have sent me to the hospital. I got an epi pen after that just in case. I was hoping this redness in my arms and
legs would have totally disappeared by now but it keeps hanging with me. My face, chest, and back are close to normal. At least I didn't have to
wait a few weeks to find out I was allergic and start wondering what I ran into to get an allergic reaction. It looks like I got a bit sunburned on
my arms now. The redness is uniform.
As far as the type of sensitivity I have, I'm not sure (per the link). The antihistamine I was taking and me not paying attention to when I first
had symptoms of a reaction means the first signs I saw were like 6 days after taking the antibiotic. It didn't get really bad until I stopped taking
all the medication. Guess I need to be careful, I'm allergic to a number of drugs in different ways. The doctor did write in big letters on my
chart for PENICILLIN. Thanks for the help. I'll have to tell my dentist now so that I don't forget.
As far as my initial condition, it was only something like a sinus infection. I don't believe it was nearly as bad as the allergic reaction I
[edit on 2-2-2006 by orionthehunter]