A 47-year-old member asked:
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what would doctors prescribe a patient who is allergic to penicillin?

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Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are alternative antibiotics to penicillin-type antibiotics. The choice depends on the infection being treated. There is testing available for penicillin allergy. Those with penicillin allergy should see a board certified allergist for further evaluation.
Answered on Sep 3, 2017
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Shouldn't: but if you are, ask your doctor for an alternative, best wishes

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