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Offline burgundyplace

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My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« on: February 09, 2014, 10:42:09 AM »
Just when I thought I was over my HA fears, my beloved 63 year old mother is currently not feeling well.

It started this Wednesday when was having a sore throat. She was slightly feverish during that day. She went to her doctor's office and was given antibiotics as the doctor diagnosed it as bacterial infection.

She was also coughing with some phlegm.

Fast forward this Sunday, she claims to be feeling better but she told me that last night, a strange rash appeared in some parts of her body. :( It was itchy, she said. She went to bed and when she woke up, the itchiness and rashes disappeared.

But tonight, it seems that the itching has returned. I don't see any visible rash which makes me even more scared. I tried to give her anti itch lotion and it doesn't seem to work. This makes me more scared that this isn't just a skin allergy.

When she took her meds for the sore throat and cough, there was no allergic reaction immediately. I don't think it's the meds causing the itching because it should've happened the first time she took the first tablet.

I am scared that it is the big C as itching is a symptom! She has no other symptoms aside from the itching, coughing, and sore throat. She has, however, told me that she has been feeling better since Wednesday. :(

I can't think straight! :(
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 10:49:55 AM »
C like Hepatitis C? Why would she even have that?

Sore throat and fever have nothing to do with the liver. Those were your mothers initial symptoms and she was given antibiotics. Rash/itchiness could be caused by antibiotics, allergy or something else.

Usually when something is wrong with liver ppl will have dark urine/pale stool, yellowness of skin etc. Stop Googling!
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 10:58:59 AM »
I would have her call her physician and describe what is going on.
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 04:12:24 PM »
The rash could be the result of the antibiotics. It shows up shortly after she has taken it ?
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 08:23:55 PM »
Rash is a common side effect of some antibiotics.  It doesn't  have to show up after the first pill, it takes a few.
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 08:28:12 PM »
totally agree ...its the antib ...takes a few to start happening not usually right away/......dont worry if she is feeling better an itchy rash not serious
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 02:54:36 AM »
Thank you everyone for the replies.

I am basically scared of lymphoma and leukemia for my mother.

By the way, she just returned from her doctor and she was told that does not think that it was allergies because it has gone away.

She had some medical tests for her routinary medical check up at work and everything came back fine except she might have hypothyroidism, according to the doctor.

Does this sound a bit okay? :(
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Re: My mother is sick: Itching and coughing!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 05:48:45 AM »
She went to doctor, medical tests came back fine. She doesn't have rash any longer. I think it's time for you to relax.  ;)
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