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Can you take keflex and use mupirocin

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Not related: The antibiotic you were prescribed is not at all related to the antibiotic class that you are allergic to. You should be able to safely go ahead and u... Read More
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Mupirocin : Mupirocin or Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment is a class into itself. There has been no demonstrated cross-reactivity with cephalosporins.

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Hold the alcohol: Antibiotics and alcohol have some similar side effects: upset stomach, feeling drowsy or dizzy. Taken together these side effects may be more intense.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Several comments: Bactroban (mupirocin) should not be used to try and treat infection, and is indicated to attempt to eliminate carriage of staph, predominantly in the ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 39 years experience
Infection: You may need a stronger antibiotic and check to see if a culture was done.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes : Orr is a cephalosporin and that class of antibiotic is safe whe pregnant.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The vaccines work through a different body system unaffected by antibiotics. I find there no reason for you to alter you normal lifestyle or medicine ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Usually : Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularl... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Yes: Ciprofloxacin is part of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics and is different than cephalexin, which is a cephalosporin. As always, consult your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: I see why not. Make sure you take a probiotic supplement while taking Keflex to avoid diarrhea and bacterial overgrowth from the antibiotic killing yo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Maybe: Penicillins (like amoxil) & cephalosporins (like keflex) are both beta-lactam antibiotics named because of their ringed chemical structure. Allergy to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If it is prescribed for him/her then it is fine - you should not use someone else's medicine as it may not be the correct antibiotic for the type of i... Read More
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