But sadly, we have developed a new rash. The nurse said it is possibly viral...but he also developed this when he was on Amoxicillin a mere 3 weeks ago. See figure 1.
This is what his back looked like. It was toward the end of his dosage. At first I thought we were developing a strawberry allergy so I cut out strawberries (sad!). Well, two days into the antibiotic and it started...again. This time it started on the side of his face, the nape of his neck, and on his belly. I dropped him off at mom's and called about an hour later and it has spread to his back again.
So my call to the nurse ended with a decision to hold off on the antibiotics for 24 hrs (I will cry if the infection comes back...) and give Bendaryl and see if it goes away. If it does and then reappears after the dose tomorrow, then it is the medicine. I assured her it was, b/c that is what we did last time. Benadryl would clear it up and then it would reappear after a dosage. But they are making me wait...again. If it is viral, Benadryl will not clear it up.
Tonight is his open house at school so I will be going alone to drop off all hit paperwork and meet his teacher. I don't want to bring him in with what looks like a contagious rash. That would be a horrible first impression...