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is celestamine ok for penecillin allergic patients

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are alternative antibiotics to penicillin-type antibiotics. The choice depends on the infection being treated. There is testing available for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If patient allergic to penicillin, they can get different option of medication, and Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of them.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes -different drug: These are totally different drugs, so the short answer is 'yes'. Antibiotics should ONLY be used however for bacterial infections - they will not work ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Relatively few people have reactions...In the 10 % range by some accounts. There are always alternatives. The real question should be what kind of pen ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You : You are obviously in a clinical setting such as a hospital. Each organization has guidelines on the management of patients, particularly ones with in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots of choices: Depends on the type of infection, the location of the infection. There are lots of choices for patients with a pen allergy.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Tetracyclines (e.g. Doxycycline), quinolones (e.g. Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (e.g. Clarithromycin), aminoglycosides (e.g. Gentamicin) and glycopeptid ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
3rd generation ...: ...Cephalosporins (the newest ones) have never been reported to cause anaphylaxis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2094874/ -- and 1st an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Wounds of this nature may create a setting for tetanus, wound infections of many types, and these can create high fevers and confusion. Is that what y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rheumatic fever: The American heart Association guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis are: 1. Rheumatic fever without carditis-5 years or until 21 years of age, which ... Read More

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