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I have group b strep question allergic to penicillin and azithromycin?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Pregnant woman carrying group B strep receives cephalosporin such as Keflex or vancomycin to protect her fetus from getting serious infection if she is allergic to penicillin.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014

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