A 45-year-old member asked:
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if i am allergic to neomycin will i be allergic to polymyxin?

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Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not necessarily.
Answered on May 14, 2012

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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
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Yes, but....: Polymyxin cannot be used for a long time. But the combination is a legitimate substitute in most, but not all, cases.

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