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Dicloxacillin Allergy (Overview)

Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects.html


Dicloxacillin Allergy (Overview)

Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects.html


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My child has been on dicloxacillin for 5 days for redness around her toenail (no ingrown). The pain is gone but no change in redness. Normal?

My child has been on dicloxacillin for 5 days for redness around her toenail (no ingrown).  The pain is gone but no change in redness.  Normal?

Sometimes: It takes a while for the redness to go away. Your child is obviously responding to the medication if the pain is gone. If the redness is not gone after a week call the doctor but it sounds as if everything is going to be ok. I usually recommend soaking 3 times a day in a packet of domeboro solution dissolved in water. It seems to heal faster. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin. Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

I'm allergic to penicillin.  Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

Maybe: Penicillin allergy is usually secondary to either the beta-lactam components or the minor determinants. If you are found to be allergic (via skin testing) to the beta-lactam component then you are at risk for sensitization to all beta-lactam medications, including cephalosporins. Fortunately in the majority of people, this is not the case. You should consult with your local allergy specialist. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis 
Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

No: These drugs do not come in inhalers normally. They can sometimes be mixed and vaporized specially in order to deliver them to the lungs in patients that are really sick or have cystic fibrosis. Also, it can be nebulized for use in sinuses. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy: Symptoms may include 1 anaphylaxis which can be life threatening 2hives ang itching 3 asthma symptoms 4serum sickness, like joint pains, body aches and rashes. ...Read more

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Bactrim allergy would i be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Bactrim allergy would i be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Not necessarily: They are not in the same class of antibiotics, so being allergic to Bactrim does not imply you would also be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy questions?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy: Most commonly a rash. Sulfa drug.

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Can dicloxacillin cause tirednes?

Should not: I would suspect the Olanzapine and/or Depakote you list as medications before considering the dicloxacillin. ...Read more

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Erythromycin allergy. What are alternatives?

Erythromycin allergy. What are alternatives?

Excellent choices: But it depends on the bacteria being treated. For streptococcal tonsillitis penicillin & Amoxicillin are excellent choices. Your physician will make the appropriate choice based upon (1) any other antibiotic allergies or intolerances that you have (2) the infection being treated and (3) potential interactions with other drugs that you take for other conditions. ...Read more

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Can someone with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa allergy take doxycycline?

Can someone with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa allergy take doxycycline?

Yes: There should be no interaction between sulfa or an allergy to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (which contains a sulfa antibiotic - sulfamethoxazole and another component, trimethoprim) and doxycycline. ...Read more

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What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

Cephalosporin rx: Older studies suggested that there was a 5-7% risk of having a reaction to a cephalosporin if you had a history of penicillin allergy. However, there have been recent studies indicating that the newer cephalosporins are structurally different enough that the risk of cross reaction is quite low, even eliminating the need to test for penicillin allergy prior to administering the cephalosporin. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) , penicillin "G" ? Ty

I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) , penicillin "G" ? Ty

Similar: The amoxicillin in Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Penicillin share a common core structure and thus people allergic to Penicillin are almost always allergic to amoxicillin. On the other hand, not all people reacting to amoxicillin are allergic to penicillin when the reaction is a skin rash. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Unlikely....: Depending on the type of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reaction you had that was described as an "allergy"; if it's a true "allergy", then you can't take penicillin since Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains amoxicillin, which is a class variant. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

Maybe but avoid: Most people do not have true allergies to medicines. Some are better described as an intolerance. Antibiotics are important in life, so i would a. Avoid the azithro, b. Get allergy testing for antibiotics from a competent allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes: First of all, you present no evidence that this is herpes simplex. Not even a description of the rash. There's no way to tell you what you have on your leg without seeing it. The dermatologist's basic and best talent is to use his or her eyeballs to make a diagnosis. And while herpes on the leg would be rare, it would require medicine specific for herpes simplex. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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Are food allergies genetic?

Loaded Question: To some degree they may be. For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

Nothing Much: There are really no proven techniques which have been demonstrated scientifically to prevent the development of allergies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dicloxacillin allergy?

Dicloxacillin g: Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects.html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

Dynapen allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions (bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse, death), laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, serum- > ...Read more

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Can dicloxacillin cause tirednes?

Should not: I would suspect the Olanzapine and/or Depakote you list as medications before considering the dicloxacillin. ...Read more

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Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

No: There are better options for tooth infection. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Not not recommended: Both dicoxacin and Amoxicillin are antibiotics in penicillin class and amoxicillin/clavulanic and Dicloxacillin are often used for same indications like grm positive infections like staph infections.Dicloxicin is not used that much these days because staph resistance.Amoxicillin/clavulanic has many other indications and is still widely used. ...Read more

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Is it normal for dicloxacillin to make you feel horrible?

Please let us know: what symptoms you are experiencing so that we can better address your question. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

See below: Dicloxicillin is usually well tolerated in the vast majority of patients who take it. It is best taken on an empty stomach. Like other penicillin class drugs it can cause side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions, serum sickness, interstitial nephritis and bone marrow toxicity. ...Read more

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How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more