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Ampicillin allergy in children

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
Dermatology 14 years experience
No: If you are truly allergic to PCN then Ampicillin is closely related. I would recommend seeing an allergist to evaluate your PCN allergy. Many peop... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
See below: There is a reported 10% chance of cross sensitivity between penicillin and cephalosporin allergy. My clinical experience is much lower than that.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? vaginal thrush: possibly secondary to the antibiotic, benadryl (diphenhydramine) won't help in this instance, talk to your doctor about holding the ampicillin, or try... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Omnipen allergy: Omnipen (ampicillin) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not : The hormones regulating your cycle are not affected by antibiotics....
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: As long as he or she is not allergic to penicillin.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: Open wounds need cleaning and debridement. Some need systemic antibiotics, but local, or topical are uncommonly needed.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Yes: Enterococcus faecalis: one of the most common bacteria found in chronic bacterial prostatitis and semen cultures. May be associated with recurrent UTI... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Yes.: While there is not necessarily a problem with combining alcohol and amoxicillin, people who are using this antibiotic because they are sick may want t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: It will depend upon whether or not the infection is sensitive to the ampicillin Rx. Your MD should do a vaginal swab for a culture and sensitivity lab... Read More

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