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is clindamycin a penicillin

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Clindamycin and penicillin are in different classes - so they can be taken together. However, taking them together may lead to an increased (high) ri ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Rapid strep: tests detect Streptococcus DNA therefore it should be fairly more accurate than strep cultures if there is presence of antibiotics within the same tim ... Read More
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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
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually : Usually an abscess is treated by opening it up. Have you been to the dentist? Even if you did go to the dentist, it sounds like your condition may hav ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Clindamycin is not related to penicillin. A rash that shows up after a week of taking a medication is not necessarily and allergy. I would visit with ... Read More
A 54-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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Meds for UTI: you might have better luck with the penicillin as far as antibiotic coverage for a UTI. Both medications are pregnancy category B (in the US) so both ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Blum
65 years experience Pediatrics
30 mgm / KG: Can stop after 6 days. There are other meds for strep that are less likely to cause intestinal changes.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Get tested: You may have allergy to some antibiotics. You do not want to take any medication that, for you, can produce allergic consequences. Would be best to ... Read More

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