A 43-year-old member asked:
what can i take to treat a uti if i am allergic to penicillin?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Several choices: Sulfonamides (bactrim, septra) and flouroquinalones (cipro) are good choices. Fyi- up to 90% of people who carry a diagnosis of penicillin allergy are not really penicillin allergic. An allergist can test you for penicillin allergy. A negative test could make your life lots easier.
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Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: It depends on what type of reaction you had and what bacteria is causing your infection. If you only had a penicillin drug rash you can take cephalosporins. Regardless of reaction you can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin or septra /bactrim . The infecting bacteria has to be susceptible to the antibiotic chosen.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2018
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