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A 25-year-old female asked:

I'm 99% sure i have an ear infection in my left ear. what should i do or take? i'm allergic to penicillin, amoxicillin etc.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends on reaction: If you had a really severe reaction to the pcn family, then you could take a med like zithromax or Levofloxacin for your ear. If it was a minor, non-life threatening reaction (like my stomach got upset), then you would still be safe to use a cephalosporin antibiotic like Keflex or Omnicef (cefdinir) or their generic versions.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2020

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