A 50-year-old member asked:
how can i avoid another allergic reaction to an antibiotic medicine if allergic to penicillin?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Murphy answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: If one is allergic to penicillin then avoidance of penicillin like medications is a requirement. Other classes of antibiotics should be fine but because an individual has one drug allergy they may be at risk for reactions to other classes of drugs. One should also be very clear that moving forward that antibiotics are needed.
Answered on May 11, 2018
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