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Cloxapen Allergy In Children
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
Cloxaciline: This should not influence your ability to conceive. ...Read more
Cloxacillin: Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to Amoxicillin while depending on the local amount of mrsa, cloxacillin will be active against 60-70% of s.Aureus. All MRSA will be resistant to both these drugs. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read more
Depends: The boils are probably due to a staph infection and if the bug is resistant to clox and diclox drinking a gallon won't help. If the bug is sensitive it would probably do the trick. I haven't used that drug for a long time, but it used to come as a capsule which would work as well as a liquid. ...Read more
I was taking cloxacillin and wasn't able to finish coz my doc change it to cefuroxime, can this cause anti resistance?
ANTIBiotic: No since they belong to the same class of antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: No problem assuming you are not pregnant and you mean dicloxacillin. Some people have trouble with Advil (ibuprofen) irritating their stomach lining and cannot take it for that reason but most people your age tolerate it well, especially if taken with food. Older people with heart or kidney problems and those with diabetes should not take NSAIDS (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen ...Read more
Yes. But: I would be wary with ampicillin as most strains are beta-lactamase +. Unless, the lab test shows penicillin or ampicillin sensitivity I will not use this drug to treat staph infection blindly. A better relative drug option is amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, the latter component inhibits the beta-lactamase enzyme. Cloxacillin and amox-clav will act against Methicillin sensitive staph but not MRSA. ...Read more
If prescribed: If your doctor has evaluated and decided on that rx, then fine. If you have it left over from another infection, see your doctor. ...Read more
Only with meningitis: These are two antibiotics and do not have a direct effect on seizures. However if the seizures are due to a bacterial infection of the brain they may be helpful by treating the infection. ...Read more
I think im pregnant and I have boil on my legs im taking cloxacillin would that affect the development of my baby? Just incase im pregnant?
Not likely: The FDA states there are no reports of congenital abnormalities when taking Cloxacillin while pregnant. Personally, I would try to avoid taking prolonged antibiotics while pregnant if at all possible. Check with your doctor who prescribed this to you and ask for an alternative to taking an antibiotic based on your condition. Many times superficial skin boils are drained and don't need antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Cloxacillin is in the penicillin family which is the first medicine recommend for Strep Throat. HOWEVER - if you just think you have strep throat and haven't been tested you may be using an antibiotic unnecessarily. Throat infections are annoying but the majority of them - even Strep - will self heal in about five days. If you are not too ill, you may want to try being patient, fluids, rest. ...Read more