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DD was given penicillin on Tuesday as she has Tonsilitis. She hasn't been having the full dose as prescribed because I can't get the stuff down her.
Yesterday afternoon she developed a rash on her torso only which were little pink spots all over, this morning they have become more red.
I have called my GP's but it says they are closed so I don't wether thats just for Good Friday so I rang the NHS Direct and I've to wait 2 hrs for a call back.
Just wondered if anyone could shed any light as to what it could be?
Could it be a reaction to the penicillin even though she's not had very much and she has had it before or could it be something else?
I have done the glass test but all our glasses have little lines on them so I can't see properly but I have pressed them with my finger and I'm sure they fade.
Isn't the rash with meningitis purpley or a really angry red colour?
This happend to my Dd1 when she had tonsilitus. The g.p said it may have been a viral rash but as it was the first time she had had amoxycillian he had to asume that it was that and she is now marked down as being allergic to penicciln.
I'm super cautious so I'd probably get her checked out - if only so you can give her the penicillin with confidence. Don't down play anything when NHS Direct phone back - they should be able to get you an appointment somewhere. How is she otherwise?
Hi NBG - is there an out of hours number for you to ring on your GP's ansaphone? I use that instead of NHS direct. When dd was ill a few weeks ago I phoned the out of hours number and within 20 mins a doctor had called me back and then asked me to take dd to the out of hours clinic to be checked over.
This does sound like the viral rash that dd had a while back, but I would be inclined to get it checked out as it could be a reaction to penicillin.
There is an out of hours number but it will be the same problem as a weekend in that there is only one Dr's surgery open and it's at the other side of Barnsley and I can't drive and once again DH is at work!
Oh I see. You won't necessarily have to take her to be seen though, round here they'll happily give you advice on the phone. I always ring them as I know I'm going to get to speak to a doctor, rather than have to wait for NHS direct and then go through their triage thing, then be told they need to get a doctor to see her.
Poor you, dh's are never around when you need them are they? Hope she's better soon.
oh good - glad its nothing more IYKWIM. Im allergic to penicillan and have to take erythromycin if ever I need a/b treatment. Is she also allergic to cephalosporins too as they belong to the same drug ring
I don't know about that. I shall have to ask. Thanks for that bit of info.
I had to make the Dr say that she was though. He wouldn't say either way at first so I just said if she were poorly again and she was prescribed Penicillin am I to say that she is allergic to which he replied of course. Why he didn't say that at first I don't know but when I looked on the letter he's given me for our GP it say's