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Omnipen Allergy (Overview)

Omnipen (ampicillin) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14013-518/omnipen-oral/ampicillin-oral/details


Omnipen Allergy (Overview)

Omnipen (ampicillin) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14013-518/omnipen-oral/ampicillin-oral/details


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Can I take ampicillin if I have an allergy to penicillin? Thanks in advance.

Can I take ampicillin if I have an allergy to penicillin? Thanks in advance.

No: If you are truly allergic to PCN then Ampicillin is closely related. I would recommend seeing an allergist to evaluate your PCN allergy. Many people who think or were told they are allergic actually are not. Even among people who were allergic many lose their sensitivity over time. ...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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Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Skin usually: Adverse reactions to Fluconazole are uncommon but can manifest in various ways, but usually involve skin reactions including mucus membranes like oral ulcers. Other organ systems that can be affected include nervous, heart, muscle, eye and kidney. I just saw a young lady with second episode of severe mouth and vaginal symptoms after Diflucan (fluconazole) dose. It happens. ...Read more

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What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

Allergy meds: Most second generation antihistamines can be taken with Prozac without interaction, such as allegra, zyrtec and claritin. Steroid and antihistamine nasal sprays are also safe and carry less sedating side effects. ...Read more

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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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Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Question of the week: Delores ibanez et al reported in allergy 59; 1127:2004 an association between latex from the poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) & asthma. In at least 1 patient skin testing was positive to latex from the poinsettia & natural rubber latex. Inhalation challenges with poinettia extract but not latex rubber triggered asthma. Poinettias & not xmas trees may be the cause of xmas time asthma attacks! ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...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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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

Very effective: After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots. However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...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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Shellfish / crustacean allergy testing safe? Costly?

Shellfish / crustacean allergy testing safe? Costly?

Consider: There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing), cost varries by lab and your insurer (if you have). ...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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Whats succinylcholine allergy?

Whats succinylcholine allergy?

Reaction to sux: In terms of allergy in the usual sense, it may not exist with succinylcholine. My top concern would be an adverse intrinsic response to exposure to this drug, called malignant hyperthermia. This is life threatening if not immediately recognized, there is genetic predisposition(family history). Other conditions preclude use of this drug too, renal failure, certain neurologic conditions also. ...Read more

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Is an allergy to penicillin inheritable?

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Is an allergy to penicillin inheritable?

Not likely: You may inherit a propensity to develop allergic reactions , but must be exposed to the agent to which you become allergic before you are considered penicillin allergic. ...Read more

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About allergic rhinitis?

About allergic rhinitis?

What?: This is inflammation of the tissues of the lining of the nasal passages induced by infiltration by immune modulating cells as a result of "allergic" reactions to a foreign chemical antigen. It results in tissue swelling, fluid production, itching, redness and general misery with congestion, coughing and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Omnipen (Definition)

Omnipen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more