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

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it most likely means you have an allergy to penicillin. Your physician will know this and prescribe another non-related antibiotic. Do not take penicillin if you are certain you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...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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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This is a brand name for a drug which contains Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin and is 100% cross-allergenic. Be very careful and if you get worse see a doctor asap - and hopefully not the same one who gave this to you if they knew you were penicillin allegic. ...Read more

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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

Not surprising-: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has two drugs in it- Amoxicillin and clavulanate.

Amoxicillin is similar in molecular structure to penicillin (both contain a "beta-lactam ring"). Therefore there is a high probability of cross reactivity. ...Read more

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Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 20 days. Doctor changing me to amoxicillin. What are chances of allergy?

Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 20 days. Doctor changing me to amoxicillin. What are chances of allergy?

No chance: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is just Amoxicillin with an added medication called clavalinic acid which stops bacteria from deactivating the amoxicillin. So if you had no allergic reaction to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) you won't have any reaction to Amoxicillin because you were actually already already taking amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Pseudoephedrine: Decongestant may help. Try Pseudoephedrine and then oxymetozaline. With the latter be very careful not to use it for more than a day or two because of rebound congestion. You could also try nasal saline rinses with neti-pot and nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

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Daughter has tonsils inflammation the doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and aftwer 3 doses I observed skin irritation, I think pencilline allergy;wht to do?

Daughter has tonsils inflammation the doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and aftwer 3 doses I observed skin irritation, I think pencilline allergy;wht to do?

Have it evaluated.: A drug reaction can occur for several reasons- a coincidental finding due to another cause, the result of the illness, or the drug itself. An "allergic reaction" to a drug results in several specific signs and symptoms. If your daughter is breathing without difficulty, return to your prescriber and have the "skin irritation" evaluated. ...Read more

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Dry throat, itchy skin after 4th dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). No visible rash. No problems/allergies from amoxicillin in the past. Allergy?

Dry throat, itchy skin after 4th dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). No visible rash. No problems/allergies from amoxicillin in the past. Allergy?

Hard to say: Amoxicillin not uncommonly causes a rash but in your case it is possible that a rash will soon follow. Even though you had been able to tolerate this drug, you may become sensitized or allergic to a drug at any time. Contact your doctor re. An alternate antibiotic if your itching is not resolving or getting worse. ...Read more

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I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

I think I had a sinus infection or allergies, I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days the major headaches stopped, my ears are popping still. Cat scan was clear?

Sinus infections: Even after your sinus infection has been treated, you may still have some nasal congestion and/or middle ear effusion that is most likely causing your ears to PO due to the pressure build up. Try blowing air with balooned cheeks with closed mouth and pincehd nose. It will pop your ears and releive the pressure build up. A decongestant may alsoo help. ...Read more

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Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities, hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction.?

Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities, hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction.?

Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. Rather than allergy. You need allergy testing ...Read more

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34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

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My husband has an alergy to penicillin I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can he have a reaction to it if we have sex?

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) also known as Amoxicillin-Clavulinic acid is a form of penicillin but the fact you are ingesting is and interacting with your husband should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for 10 days for sinus infection how long till it clears up on day 4. Also can you have allergie sinus issues also?

Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day for 10 days for sinus infection how long till it clears up on day 4. Also can you have allergie sinus issues also?

Usually 36-48 hours: The Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) starts helping in about 2 days but you may not notice a huge difference in how you feel for up to a week if you had a lot of congestion in the sinuses. Allergies do tend to flare sinuses and sometimes need to be treated with a different med. That Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) alone wouldn't handle. Nasal irrigation with mild saline can help also ...Read more

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If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

Might not: If it was true penicillin allergy and your child develops skin rashes to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) he should not take amoxicillin, a synthetic penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains Amoxicillin and clavulanate. However, most of the time, childhood penicillin allergy is not true allergy. A viral exanthem might occur at the same time that the child takes penicillin. An allergist can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Amox-clav for children treats what bacteria?

Amox-clav for children treats what bacteria?

Wide range: This medication is effective in treating a wide range of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.This includes strains of strep, pneumococci, e.Coli, h.Influenza and others. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR: The XR means extended release. Be sure never to cut or break a medicine that is extended release because it won't dose correctly if not intact as it came from the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) used for?

Treat infections: It is an antibiotic use to treat many different types of infection. ...Read more

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What is the use of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

What is the use of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Penicillin based Abx: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an antibiotic based on the original penicillin molecule with some added features that help it bypass various forms of germ resistance. The features also allow it to stay in the system longer and provide broader kill power than the original drug. ...Read more

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Who should not take Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): "Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergic reactions to any penicillin. It is also contraindicated in patients with a previous history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/augmentin. Html ...Read more

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Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

See below: Generally, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is given orally. For the oral route, the dose depends on which strength it came in and the weight of the child. ...Read more

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Can you tan while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Can you tan while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) does not cause photosensitivity so you can tan while taking it. Note tanning will cause premature old age wrinkles and skin cancer. It 'a not a healthy thing to do. ...Read more

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What is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? What is used for?

Antibiotics: It's a type of medication (also known as antibiotics) use to treat many different types of infection due to certain bacteria. ...Read more

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How long does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) take to work?

Well: Antibiotics start working a few hours to train infection it usually takes a few days for the full affect ...Read more

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How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to work?

How long does it take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to work?

Depends on what?: For a uti, it should work within a day; igf everything else (eg. Cellulitis, bacterial sinusitis), your symptoms may flare and become worse for a day or so before it starts to get better. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will one dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cure symptoms?

Symptoms of what???: That's a pretty vague question. But I can't think of any condition for which a single dose of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is sufficient. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Please describe the medication: augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Antibiotic: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination antibiotic, specifically a mix of Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin, as you might guess, is in the penicillin family. Clavulanic acid is a medication that works by inhibiting an enzyme called "penicillinase" or "beta-lactamase" that some bacteria produce that destroys penicillin-related drugs. So, clavulonic acid makes Amoxicillin work better in these bacteria. ...Read more

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How long does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) remain in the body?

Not long at all: Augmentin gets cleared from the body rapidly, within hours - which is why we have to take it at least 2x a day. Most pharmacy books list a half-life of 1 to 1.5 hours. This assumes of course that you have regular kidney function, or at least close to normal. Usually, if you count '5' half-lives of the medicine, it's considered 'gone' from the system - so within 1 or 2 days I would expect it gone. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

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