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Old Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:10 AM   1
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Amoxicillin to treat ecoli side effects

I have been prescribed a high dose of amoxicillin (an antibiotic) to treat an ecoli infection that was found in my urine.

I started taking this 2 days ago and since have started to develop an itchy rash and swollen joints. I spoke to my doctor about this and she wants me to continue with the antibiotics otherwise the ecoli bacteria will develop an immunity. However I am really worried about this after reading that a rash can be a an early sign of a more serious allergic reaction which can happen really quickly. I am also worried about the effect this is having on my baby.

Not sure whether to continue taking this this or not - I phoned NHS direct for a second opinion and they just referred me to my doctor. Any advice please as I am really worried.

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