Did you know that your child can be allergic to a whole family of antibiotics…the Keflex family of antibiotics, to be exact?
I learned this last spring when #1son had his very first round of antibiotics at age 6. First round in his life. (Boy, did we luck out.)
Did you know that when your child’s head blows up like a basketball and his skin looks like it’s going to split, crackle and pop that the Urgent Care down the street will be your new best friend?
Thank you sweet nurses and doctors for caring for me just as well as you cared for my child!
Did you know that even if you tell your pharmacist not once, not twice, but three times that your child is allergic to Keflex antibiotics they still won’t put it on his chart?
Yep. It’s true. (Check, double-check and triple-check like I did. It could save your child’s life.)
Did you know that an allergic reaction to some drugs doesn’t typically show up until day 8 of a 10 day drug regimen?
Weird, right? You’d think it would show up immediately. But no. Antibiotics need to build up and then present themselves. When it’s too late to do anything about it because you’ve been dosing your kid two times a day for 8 days now religiously.
Did you know that when your doctor prescribes amoxicillin and you ask the pharmacist if it’s related to Keflex one pharmacist will tell you no and the next one (the one you call 8 days later because your son’s head is blowing up to that familiar basketball shape) will say that yes, they are indeed cousins?
No two pharmacists, or doctors for that matter, will give you the same answer. Do your own research!
Did you know that someone who is allergic to both Keflex antibiotics and penicillin is now in big trouble if another infection were to arise?
That’s what one other doctor and one pharmacist concurred, anyway. Yipee!
Did you know that Keflex/penicillin/antibiotic has been consuming me for the past three days and why I’ve (yet again!) been so absent from Blog World?
(I need a nap. And a new hobby.)