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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

Dynapen (Definition)

Dynapen is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

Dynapen allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions (bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse, death), laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, serum- > ...Read more

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How much naproxen sodium a day will cas lethal or near lethal damage to me. I have ingested 4400 mg and 5000mgs of penicillin and my pain still strong?

How much naproxen sodium a day will cas lethal or near lethal damage to me. I have ingested 4400 mg and 5000mgs of penicillin and my pain still strong?

Naproxen/penicillin?: Huh? Did you mean naproxen or penicillin? It is quite difficult to take too much of either Penicillin or naproxen. If pain is not relieved with maximal dose naproxen - about 1.5 grams per day then increasing the dose above that is unlikely to produce any further pain relief and ore likely to produce side effects such as kidney failure / damage. ...Read more

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My child is very sick w/ haemophilus influenza in his lungs. It's resistant to penicillin and he's allergic to sulpha. What other drug can he take?

My child is very sick w/ haemophilus influenza in his lungs. It's resistant to penicillin and he's allergic to sulpha. What other drug can he take?

Macrolides: A class of medication called macrolides particular mixifloxacin it should be sensitive to it it 400 mg IV daily and also refer to the sensitivity pattern they should have. ...Read more

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My urine culture showed an e coli resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, why did the doc prescribed me cefixime that is related to penicillin

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My urine culture showed an e coli resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, why did the doc prescribed me cefixime that is related to penicillin

Different class: Cefixime is related, but a different class and generation; it was specifically created to kill things like e coli resistant to the original penicillin and ampicillin. ...Read more

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If someone has a penicillin-resistant staph infection, is that the same as mrsa?

If someone has a penicillin-resistant staph infection, is that the same as mrsa?

Not always.: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Methicillin is a type of penicillin. Many species of staph bacteria are resistant to some forms of penicillin, but are sensitive to methicillin. Those bacteria are not classified as mrsa. Conversely, staph species that are resistant to methicillin are nearly always resistant to all the other penicillins as well. ...Read more

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If a person is sick with a penicillin resistant bacteria & that person is allergic to sulpha drugs, what are the choices for antibiotics?

If a person is sick with a penicillin resistant bacteria & that person is allergic to sulpha drugs, what are the choices for antibiotics?

See details: The organism will be tested to see which antibiotics it is sensitive to and that will determine the choice. Ask that question to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be penicillin resistant?

Can strep throat be penicillin resistant?

No, but...: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If you are not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono(caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have penicillin resistant strep throat?

How to tell if I have penicillin resistant strep throat?

Maybe?: I don't know your history. Some reports suggest that penicillin does not eradicate s pyogenes in about 15% of the patients treated. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extracted monday.1 was infected. red ring around 1 that was infected.on penicillin and doing salt water rinses but should I be concerned?

Wisdom tooth extracted monday.1 was infected. red ring around 1 that was infected.on penicillin and doing salt water rinses but should I be concerned?

Depends.: Depends on how you are faring. Sounds like it's being managed properly. If you're symptoms improving, no problem. If not, return to surgeon. Hopefully, you are being managed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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1.5 yr old has chronic bacterial bronch. Cultures nontypeable h-flu resistant to penicillin. Allergic to sulpha. Omnicef (cefdinir) isn't working. Other options?

1.5 yr old has chronic bacterial bronch. Cultures nontypeable h-flu resistant to penicillin. Allergic to sulpha. Omnicef (cefdinir) isn't working. Other options?

A little time: Atbcs take a few days to provide noticeable clearing of symptoms. When the lab tests the mucus, the labs tests what atbc the bacteria is susceptible to. Likely your physician saw the susceptibility report and rx Omnicef (cefdinir) based on that report. Perhaps give the treatment a few more days. ...Read more

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I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.

I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.

Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep without a culture test done. How long before penicillin decreases the pain? Might i be resistant to penicillin?

I was diagnosed with strep without a culture test done. How long before penicillin decreases the pain? Might i be resistant to penicillin?

Strep throat: There is substantial data to suggest that antibiotic treatment for grp a strep pharyngitis may not alter the clinical manifestations and that patients get symptomatically better with or without them. The purpose of penicillin (or other antibiotics) is to prevent the development of post=streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water ?

Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water ?

Great expectations: Antibiotics will not cure an abscess, just control the infection until it can actually be physically treated (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown). Facial swelling means infection is already swelling. If you are taking penicillin 4x/day it may take 48-72 hours for swelling to begin to go down. Do NOT stop taking PCN prematurely. Unless you see Dentist infection will return. Go now. ...Read more

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Penicillin-resistant staph infection in eyes spread through head. Single antibiotics have failed. What would be the best antibiotic cocktail to take?

Follow directions: If you truly have a resistant staph infection you probably need IV antibiotics and at very least IV vancomycin should work. Is an infectious disease specialist involved? Have cultures with antibiotic susceptibilities been done? ...Read more

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Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

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, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read more

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I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy.  How does it work?  Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

Penicillin allergy: Among all patients reporting penicillin allergy, 85 to 90% will tolerate a penicillin, either because they were never allergic or because they had an earlier allergy that subsequently resolved. Among penicillin skin test-positive patients, approximately 2% will react to a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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