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Nursing infant allergy

04/25/2008

Question:

I am nursing my 7 week old. I was put on cephalosporin for mastitis two weeks ago. After taking the full course of the meds, my infant broke out in hives. I have been off the meds for a week now and he broke out in hives again yesterday and today. Could he be allergic to the anibiotic I was taking?

Answer:

It is possible. If you had received something similar during your pregnancy, it is even more likely.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati