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Author Topic: Rash after teeth cleaning. Antiretroviral sideeffect,amoxil allergy,syphilis or?  (Read 2454 times)

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Offline epiphanies

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Well, I have been on treatment for 12 days (prezista,norvir,kivexa). The day before tomorrow I had a teeth cleaning and received amoxil at around 5 o clock. At eleven I took my meds and half an hour later I noticed a light rash on my forearms and lower legs... I visited my doctor, he told me that it might be an allergy and he gave me xozal... The rash is sometimes more intense and others not so much... Now my doc is on vaccation.Is it an allergy (it would be weird regarding that it started on the limbs) or a virus? Maybe even syphilis? I will visit a doctor, but I am kind of freaked out at the moment. If anyone had any similar experience please reply.

Offline Matty the Damned

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I doubt it's syphilis. The disseminated rash associated with syphilis occurs in the secondary stage and is quite distinct. It's usually most noticeable on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Are you still taking the amoxil?


Offline Dan0

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I've had this with Amoxicillin. Not saying that this IS it, but is a somewhat common effect.
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Offline J.R.E.

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The rash is sometimes more intense and others not so much...


Some people may have a photo sensitivity to Amoxicillin.  In other words, if you are still on the Amoxicillin, and spending time in the sun, this may trigger it.

There are other antibiotics as well that for some may cause photo sensitivity.

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Offline epiphanies

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Τhanks for the replies, I am not on amoxil anymore,I only took once as prophylaxis for the teeth cleaning.

Offline epiphanies

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Well,the doc I visited this morning told me tha probably amoxil caused the rash.My doc proposed that I keep taking my antiretroviral meds while another doc told me that the allergy could be due to the antiretrovirals and I should stop taking them in order to run some tests.Both of them are hiv specified. I decided to listen to my doc,but I have to ask him some things when he returns from holidays.. It's bad to be afraid of kivexa related allergy every night.I know it could get severe,even deadly,if it hapenned

Offline epiphanies

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the rash is over, it was due to amoxil, I am allergic to penicillin, so I seem to be perfectly fine now. ;) thanks everyone.

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That's a relief ... congrats on the good news !
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