Gabriella - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Hi, my 17-month-old son has been taking amoxicillin due to an ear infection for three days now. He had high fever and didn't really eat much for three days. The fever is gone and he started to eat a little better. He is fatigue and clumsy during the day but can’t go to sleep at night for an hour and a half and seems to be restless while struggling to fall asleep. (Usually he needs only 15-25 minutes to fall asleep) He naps ones a day and he doesn’t seem to have the same problem with that. I’m just worried if this could be the first sign of an allergic reaction to penicillin. Is it just a side effect that we have to deal with and poor baby has to live through? I don’t want to overreact but I definitely don’t want to ignore it if this is a problem. Did anybody experience anything like this? He also has a very mild diarrhea. I don’t even know if I should make the connection between these symptoms and the medicine or it’s normal for a sick child, since this is the first time – Thank God – he has been sick. Moms, who are experienced with having a sick child, please help!! Thanks.