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IF i AM ALLERGIC TO CLINDAMYCIN CAN i TAKE AZYTHOMYCIN

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Allergic reactions to clindamycin are uncommon with the most common reaction being a maculopapular rash. Skin testing and/or patch testing is not help ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes but: These two antibiotics do not cross-react although when one has one drug allergy, the chances of having a 2nd drug allergy is higher. The question howe ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not same class: Someone allergic to amoxicillin (in penicillin class) is not considered at high risk for clindamycin allergy (not penicillin class). That does not gua ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
A week: Drug reactions usually take 7-10 days to clear after stopping the medication.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: These are not known to cross react. Hopefully the clindamycin is the proper antibiotic for the infection that you apparently have. You should ask th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Necessarily: Your allergist can test this for you. Usually people who are allergic to erythromycin have cross reactivity with azithromycin, clarithromycin. Issue ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to doctor: I think catching a strep infection from camping is at the very low risk category. You should be more worried over GI or sinus issues. Discuss with ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be the next choice. This medication is to treat a variety of bacterial infections, not viral infection! take this medicati ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Fuller
41 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Clindamycin is a good alternative if you are allergic to amoxicillin.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Meds: Clindamycin is newer strong antibiotic which can be used for this infection. Penicillin family can also be used. All antibiotics can cause some inte ... Read More

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