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What is safe to take if i am highly allergic to penicillin

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Likely: The likelihood of having an allergic reaction to cefixime is under 10%. If you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, then I would recommen... Read More

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sinus infection: Most sinus infections are viral and will get better regardless of what you do. Some ways of treating symptoms include decongestants, ibuprofen, nasal ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Many people have cross allergenicty to penicillin and amoxicillin. Assuming you have a true allergy to one of these, it is best to avoid the other. ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Absolutely not!!!!: These two drugs are essentially one and the same from an allergic standpoint. If you are truly allergic (some people are not sure) the risks of takin... Read More
Dr. Danica Schulte
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Safer to avoid: Typically patients who are allergic to Amoxicillin are also allergic to penicillin, however you can be allergic to Amoxicillin alone. You would need ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
No: Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. You should not take it if you are sure that you are allergic to penicillin. Other pencillin drugs you need to a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic in the class called macrolides---similar to Erythromycin and Clarithromycin (biaxin). Penicillin is in a com... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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No: If you are truly allergic to penicillin, you should avoid all penicillin derivatives and the first generation cephalosporins. Keflex is a first gen. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes: Biaxin (clarithromycin) does not cross react with penicillins.
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: There is no relationship between the two In fact, likely 90%^ of patients with a history of penicillin allergy will turn out to be allergic with testi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: With this class of a cephalosporin, your chances of a reaction are minimal.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Safe: There is no relation between penicillin and doxycyclin, you can take it, they are from separate classes of medications.

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