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What can you take for infection on gum if allergic to penicillan

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Fill your Rx: unless you are allergic to penicillin, begin penicillin as prescribed.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Why guess ?: Have your dentist take a look. Antibiotics do not solve dental issues.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Won't Help: Your toothache is caused by an infection in your tooth where the medication can't reach it. You need to see a dentist right away or the pain will get ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No way to tell: If you're concerned, ask dentist for a different antibiotic. Know that antibiotics only control dental infections. To cure them thou need specific d ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Edelman
38 years experience General Surgery
Probably should not: Cephalexin is related to penicillin and there is a chance of an allergic reaction. Many people who are allergic to penicillin can take Cephalexin saf ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Unless you had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin (major breathing problems) there is little risk to trying cephalexin.
A 54-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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not an antibiotic used to fight dental infections, and even if it were, it would not cure your dental problems. Please call a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Are you allergic to penicillin? Orany antibiotic closly related to it?F you are not allergic to penicillin you can take it and not worry. If you hav ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Penicillin allergy: Cephalexin can cause any type of drug allergy symptoms like anaphylaxis, angioedema, steven johnson syndrome, bone marrow suppression, hepatitis but h ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: If you do nothing at all it may self heal over 6-8 weeks. It may also abscess, erode your mastoid bone in your skull and end up needing surgical repai ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sinusitis: If you are diagnosed with sinusitis, your doctor can prescribe several medicines that are able to be taken by someone allergic to penicillin and breas ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis: Is the key. Some infections are resistant to penicillin. You should see your md or dentist and be sure you can take penicillin for the infection and t ... Read More

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