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can you take doxycycline if you are allergic to erythromycin

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Dr. Brandon Maples
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Yes: Yes, they are in two different classes of antibiotics, so that should be fine.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
What for?: Don't know why UR asking. Of course U can take any of these antibiotics for appropriate indications provided UR not allergic to any of them. There is ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Obstruction: Obstruction of nasolacrimal sac. You need to be managed by an ophthalmologist for this problem
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Topical steroid: Chronic dacryocystitis may resolve with lacrimal sac massages, warm compresses, and topical and/or oral antibiotics and steroids eye drops. See your P ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
ID specialist: A different antibiotic like doxycycline might or might not help, depending on whether the problem is an infection or a non-infectious problem; and if ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Response to surgery: Swelling and pain is a normal response to the surgical procedure and with the use of antibiotics you should be feeling much better 1-2 days later
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
No: Doxycycline is related to tetracycline erythromycin is a macrolide.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Discuss w doctor: You need to discuss this with the dermatologist seeing you. I realize that some doctors are not the greatest communicators in the world, but if you pe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Neither: Vantin (cefpodoxime) is a cephalosporin: not a penicillin, but somewhat related. Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline, completely unrelated to both ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They are not related.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No cross reaction: Ampicillin and other penicillin-type antibiotics have a completely different chemical structure than erythromycin. Thus, the risk for allergic reactio ... Read More
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