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How can i avoid another allergic reaction to an antibiotic medicine if allergic to penicillin?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Joan Gelin
Dr. Joan Gelin commented
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Wear a medical-alert tag / bracelet / necklace to inform medical personnel in an emergency what triggers your allergic reaction. Onwards, please inform all providers that you have a allergy to Penicillin. Good luck...
Apr 13, 2016

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