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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug allergy?: Some patients with an allergy to penicillin could develop an allergic reaction to cephalexin, which is related in chemical structure to penicillin.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Keftabs allergy: Keftabs (cephalexin) is a is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a pati ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Probably rash, etc.: Symptoms include rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, or red, blistered, swollen or peeling skin. Overall, allergies are seen in less than 0.1% ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy vs fungus: This could be an allergic reaction although it should be everywhere on your body, not just scalp, ears and groin. It could very well be that the Cepha ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is good: Yes Montelucast is used for allergies and cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotic used for Bacterial Infection of Sinuses and other respiratory trac ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Penicillin Allergy: If you have an allergy to Keflex that means you cannot take penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics. There are other classes of antibiotics like sulfa ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Keflex allergy: Keflex (Cephalexin) 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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Generations of cephalosporins any other allergies? Penicillin for example?
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Complex question: it depends on the type of reaction when you were exposed to penicillin, what's comforting though is that it took place 45 yrs ago, and possibility of ... Read More
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