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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Will I still be able to take erythromycin if I am allergic to ampicillin & penicillin?

Will I still be able to take erythromycin if I am allergic to ampicillin & penicillin?

Yes: Yes. Erythromycin and penicillins are not chemically related and there is no risk of cross allergenicity. ...Read more

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When I was an infant, I had an allergic reaction to erythromycin. I still tell docs that I'm allergic to that med. Is this still necessary?

When I was an infant, I had an allergic reaction to erythromycin. I still tell docs that I'm allergic to that med. Is this still necessary?

Depends: Many of the kids reacting to Erythromycin years ago simply had a gut that didn't like it. If thr reaction was simple vomiting & belly pain it was more likely intolerance & not a true allergy. Either way, you should always share medication reactions with your doc. If s/he decides you need something from that medication family it will make it easier to chose wisely. ...Read more

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Is ampicillin to take if allergic to erythromycin?

Is ampicillin to take if allergic to erythromycin?

No cross reaction: Ampicillin and other penicillin-type antibiotics have a completely different chemical structure than erythromycin. Thus, the risk for allergic reaction to Ampicillin is no different than your average person. Your doctor can tell you which antibiotic (ampicillin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc.) will be most effective for a given infection (sinus infection vs skin infection, etc.). See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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I have an allergic reaction to erythromycin, can I take amoxicilin or penicilin?

I have an allergic reaction to erythromycin, can I take amoxicilin or penicilin?

Yes: These penicillin derivatives are in an entirely different class of compounds than erythromycin. It should always be remembered, however, that individuals prone to developing allergic reactions may develop those to other medications. ...Read more

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After sex I have intense burning. The condoms are lubricated. He is worried I may be allergic to latex, I am worried I have more cysts. No STD's?

After sex I have intense burning. The condoms are lubricated. He is worried I may be allergic to latex, I am worried I have more cysts. No STD's?

Allergy? Yeast?: No "cysts" would cause burning of this sort. If it occurs immediately after sex, your partner may be on the right track, i.e. chemical irritation or allergy. Latex could do it, or lubricant with the condom, especially if it contains spermicide like nonoxynol-9. Maybe yeast infection. Try polyurethane condoms, no spermicide. If it persists or to check "cysts", see your doctor. Get STD tested. ...Read more

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After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

Likely.: Or on the verge. Testing is tough to do and hard to interpret. For safety find a new antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is it take to take doxycycline if you're allergic to erythromycin?

Is it take to take doxycycline if you're allergic to erythromycin?

Yes: Yes, they are in two different classes of antibiotics, so that should be fine. ...Read more

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Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Yes: Macrolide antibiotics like ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) will be safe. But if your allergic reaction was some time ago, you may want to consider seeing an allergist for pcn testing. Skin testing is now very accurate. You may have outgrown your pcn allergy, or may have even been misdiagnosed, which happens often. ...Read more

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My bf got red pin point bumps on the head of his penis. Is it an allergic reaction the the condom or is it an std?

My bf got red pin point bumps on the head of his penis. Is it an allergic reaction the the condom or is it an std?

Asked and answered: It is not an STD. None would show up this quickly and he wore a condom. Your question has been accurately answered! ...Read more

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EGD shows gastroparesis. Allergic to Reglan (metoclopramide) & Erythromycin. Told to manage with diet. Is that enough?

EGD shows gastroparesis. Allergic to Reglan (metoclopramide) & Erythromycin. Told to manage with diet. Is that enough?

Define "allergic": True "drug allergy", or "adverse drug reaction", often times it is the latter, side effects are interpreted as "allergy" to a certain drug, we avoid it and lose the benefit. Kindly write down what exactly were your symptoms when had the drug, how long after administering it, and how did the symptoms go away for each dug separately, show them to your doctor. You can see an allergist to sort it out ...Read more

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If you're allergic to erythromycin, what medications can you not take?

Erythromycin: Don't take Ilotycin, Ery-Ped, Ery-tab, Staticin, Erythra-Derm, Akne-mycin, Pce, (erythromycin) T-Stat, Eryc or Ery. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm allergic to erythromycin can I take clindamycin?

What happens if I'm allergic to erythromycin can I take clindamycin?

Not Necessarily: Your allergist can test this for you. Usually people who are allergic to erythromycin have cross reactivity with azithromycin, clarithromycin. Issues with Clindamycin are less easy to predict, but not as common. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

No.: They are both antibiotics but not of the same " family". If you have trouble with the Ancef (cefazolin) then you have a second allergy. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives if one is allergic to amoxillin, ampicillin, erythromycin and clindamycin?

See below: It depends on the type of penicillin allergy. If just a rash you can take cephalosporins like keflex. If hives, throat swelling or anaphylaxis you cannot take them. Erythromycin frequently causes nausea and vomiting-not an allergy. If this is the reaction you can take zithromax. In any case you can take Doxycycline trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole (septra/bactrim) or levoquin, . ...Read more

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If I have an std, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, and happen to be allergic to penicillin, what antibiotic can I take?

If I have an std, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, and happen to be allergic to penicillin, what antibiotic can I take?

Rocephin&Zithromax/t: We do not use penicillin to treat gonorrhea due to resistance to penicillin. We use a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) which is a cephalosporin, or cefexime asingle dose of 400mgm by mouth
or spectomycine can be used 2gm single doseim. But specticomycine is not available in us
for chlamydia we use single dose of zithromax 1gm or vibramycine for 10 days. ...Read more

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Used a condom last night during sex now my vagina irritated no burning no itching just feels weird what's wrong? Is this std or allergic to condom?

Used a condom last night during sex now my vagina irritated no burning no itching just feels weird what's wrong? Is this std or allergic to condom?

Possible allergy: Some women are in fact allergic to latex condoms or gloves for that matter. Next sexual encounter try a latex free condom and see if it makes a difference. ...Read more

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Itching and burning/irritation when pee in my vagina for a week. Don't know if I have std or allergic to latex. What do I do? (don't wanna visit hspt)

Itching and burning/irritation when pee in my vagina for a week. Don't know if I have std or allergic to latex. What do I do? (don't wanna visit hspt)

Yes but: One needs to rule out an infection as well and thus you may well need to see a doctor. I am curious as to the question on vagina when your stated gender is male. ...Read more

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I have allergic reaction to erythromycin, would I expect a reaction to taking azithromycin?

I have allergic reaction to erythromycin, would I expect a reaction to taking azithromycin?

Low likelihood: While both of these antibiotics are macrolides, erythromycin has a 14 carbon lactone ring and azithromycin has a 15 carbon lactone ring. The likelihood is low for cross reactivity, however, a board certified allergist can provide strategies to assess this. Skin tests may be helpful, yet are not standardized so a graded challenge may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I don't have an STD but a allergic reaction to a condom the rash goes and comes is there anything I can use for it to completely go away?

Dr. Says I don't have an STD but a allergic reaction to a condom the rash goes and comes is there anything I can use for it to completely go away?

Go back to doctor: Of seek a second opinion. Steroid creams should be effective in eliminating this if it is truly an allergic phenomenon and you have stopped using that particular type of condom. This must be seen to be diagnosed correctly, but something sounds strange. ...Read more

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Everytime I have unprotected sex with my partner I get a burning itch afterwards which lasts days. I've had STD checks and not allergic to condoms etc?

Everytime I have unprotected sex with my partner I get a burning itch afterwards which lasts days. I've had STD checks and not allergic to condoms etc?

Allergic reaction: Sometimes the irritation from intercourse can cause itching/burning. Are you adequately lubricated? If not, consider using water based lubricants as a possible way to reduce inflammation

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Blisters on my vulva, could it be from an allergic reaction to condoms or from being dry (taking accutane) and the friction? I have no stds.

Blisters on my vulva, could it be from an allergic reaction to condoms or from being dry (taking accutane) and the friction? I have no stds.

Cou;ld be either: Do you have a latex allergy? Dryness could cause the friction which could in turn cause the blisters. There are wonderful lubricants available today. Accutane does increase dryness dramatically. Please be evaluated for these possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to latex condoms, what can I do so I don't get an std?

I'm allergic to latex condoms, what can I do so I don't get an std?

Non Latex condom: There are lots of brands offering non latex condoms. Head to a pharmacy and check the brands. There are lots of options to choose from. Protect yourself and your sexual partners. ...Read more

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When I was a baby, I was allergic to erythromycin. Is it possible that I am not allergic to it any more?

When I was a baby, I was allergic to erythromycin. Is it possible that I am not allergic to it any more?

Yes: It is common for babies and young children to develop a rash with viral or bacterial infections; often, when a child with an infection gets treated with an antibiotic and develops a rash, the antibiotic is blamed. Discuss your situation with an allergist; it may be appropriate to do some skin testing or test dosing to determine your true status with regard to erythromycin. ...Read more

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I had doxycycline before for STD now I need it again, scared of being allergic. I was fine last time so should be fine again?

I had doxycycline before for STD now I need it again, scared of being allergic. I was fine last time so should be fine again?

No Worries: Since you tolerated this medication last time you are at no greater risk than the general population for developing an allergy to doxycycline. Of course you need to be exposed to a medication first before you can develop an allergy, but that should not prevent you from taking medications for a second time. Having a history of being atopic (allergic) is not a risk factor for most drug allergies. ...Read more

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