A 21-year-old member asked:
i am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat meningitis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Goldsobel answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one has bacterial meningitis, this is a medical emergency. If allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics can be used. In certain indications, one can be desensitized to penicillin.
Answered on Mar 30, 2016
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