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Antibiotics That May Cause Reactions In Pcn Allergic Patients
Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?
See below: Persons with type 1 immediate hypersensity to penicillin antibiotics should generally avoid taking cephalosporin antibiotics because of the low but real risk of cross allergenicity. Safe alternative antibiotics include vancomycin, septra, macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife needs a tooth extraction. But she is allergic to penicillin, mycin and sulfa drugs. Which antibiotic she may have ?
Ive been using 100mg antibiotics for 10 days now and before i had penicillin through vein for a week. Now my period is late 6 days. May it be cause?
What is the best antibiotic for cellulitus? I'm allergic to sulfur and pcn. Spider bit me. Led to staph/cellu.Er dr gave me cleocin seems to be good
MRSA: Unless you actually saw the spider bite you this is most likely to be an MRSA boil. If the organism is sensitive, Clindamycin is an excellent choice of treatment. If you are getting better continue this for 10 to 14 days. If it recurs you may need to attempt to change nasal carriage and skin colonization. Good luck and get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When one is truly allergic to penicillin, if given this could cause a reaction anywhere from hives to serious anaphylaxis. A great number of people who have a history of a reaction to penicillin, especially just a rash, may not truly be allergic or at risk. A board certified allergist can do an evaluation including allergy skin tests and an oral challenge if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy test.: Penicillin allergy testing is available. A series of skin scratches, followed by under the skin tests are performed over 30-40 minutes. If they show no reaction, then a dose of penicillin may be given in the doctor's office to confirm beyond a doubt that there is no immediate reaction. By returning penicillin and other antibiotic choices, cost-effective treatments become available again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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