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I am allergic to penicillin and I have tonsillitis what should I do if surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Alternatives: There are plenty of non-penicillin alternatives that can be used; Erythromycin is one of the most common. If you really need to be treated with a peni... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Different drug: Fortunately, penicillin is not the only class of antibiotic that can be used to treat tonsilitis. Other classes of antibiotics also are effective. I... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pardeep Kahlon
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Unlikely: Clarithromycin is usually well tolerated. Main side effects of Clarithromycin are headache, insomnia, gassy, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Other choices: If it is a bacterial infection, the most common antibiotic would be erythromycin or a similar drug. However, many cases PF pharyngitis are due to viru... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Tonsillitis: clarithromycin should take care of streptococcal pharyngitis (tonsillitis), which is the most common cause for that infection, however, other organism... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can recheck: Tonsillitis can be from strep throat, a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies, irritants, or ac... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Side effects rare: Side effects are rare with penicillin. If it's oral, you could have diarrhea after a few days, but not if you had an injection. Most likely you&#... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deutsch
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Bacteria resistance: Tonsillitis can have different causes. Antibiotics are indicated for tonsillitis with a positive culture for strep. Some bacteria are resistant to p... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Entirely normal: Penicillin and related drugs (ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) have a characteristic strong odor, and are excreted in the urine. Therefore, strong... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not usually: Liquid penicillin is usually thick and pink. If there is a concern about the quality of your medication, talk to your pharmacist or physician.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Menses irregular: Acute infectious conditions can alter your menstrual periods regularity. If you think you are pregnant get a home kit and use the urine test strip to... Read More

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