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Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. what can i take for a tooth infection? the tooth is being removed next week

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be the next choice. This medication is to treat a variety of bacterial infections, not viral infection! take this medication as directed by your prescribing dentist/physician. Do not self medicate.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 20 years experience
See below: Ask your dentist before taking any medication. Normally erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin or Azithromycin
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Cephalosporins and doxycyline would be fine too. Cross -sensitivity between penicillin and cephalosporin is rare.
Jan 21, 2014
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wenanswered
Pharmacology 26 years experience
Agreed, in additiona: In addition to what the previous doc had in the answer, if you want to have anaerobic bacteria covered, Flagyl will be the choice.

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