In most cases, children put on an amoxicillin dose do not usually suffer from any serious side effects. Also, the side effects that occur after taking the medicine go away within a few days without any medical intervention. They are listed below:
- Abdominal pain
Allergic Reaction: Amoxicillin rash during the antibiotic treatment is an indication that the child is allergic to this medication. This is a mild allergic reaction, yet immediate consultation with the doctor is a must. Rash in the form of hives usually affects the facial area. Hives manifest as blistered areas that itch terribly and sometimes occur after completing the antibiotic course.
However, if it is a serious reaction, the lips, cheeks and the tongue may swell suddenly. This may be accompanied by the inability to breathe and talk properly.
Other severe side effects that may occur are mentioned below:
- Confusion or dizziness
- Skin turns yellow (jaundice)
- Blood in stool
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.