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How come my skin breaks out when I take penicillin?

How come my skin breaks out when I take penicillin?

Penicillin Allergy: Penicillin antibiotics are the most common cause of drug allergies. Some people who are allergic to penicillin are also allergic to other closely related antibiotics, including cephalosporins, such as cephalexin, cefprozil, and cefuroxime. Ask your pharmacist or doctor about these antibiotics. ...Read more

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When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head.My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm  4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head.My gum is still swollen and my cheek  and under my chin. Tha

While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read more

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I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

Head pain: Yes, as long as you do not have a contraindication to ibuprofen, such as an ulcer or kidney failure. If the pain you feel is sinus pain, you may need a saline nasal spray to loosen up the mucus so that it can drain. Nasocort will help also. ...Read more

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I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? can I breastfeeding?

I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? can I breastfeeding?

Need chk: your mastitis should be treated with non penicillin antibiotics since you are allergic to penicillin specially since you have a fever if itinfection is one sided you can pump from that side and feed or for 2-3 days give formula ...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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Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Get tested: You may have allergy to some antibiotics. You do not want to take any medication that, for you, can produce allergic consequences. Would be best to discuss this, and be tested, with an Allergist. ...Read more

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Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest . I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher . Please help?

Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest . I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher . Please help?

Pathergy: What you are describing sounds like a other guy reaction. Treatment will depend on the specific appearance to confirm this diagnosis and any other symptoms you may have. I would recommend you see your doctor to start an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin breaks out every time I shave?

What can I do if my skin breaks out every time I shave?

Change cream and/or: Simply change the shaving cream and/or use an electric razor may help. Also, add some skin moisturizer immediately after shaving can help. Minimize/avoid aftershave. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son's skin breaks out after he shaves. What could help this from occuring?

Skin care: Make sure he is using a good shaving gel or cream to protect the skin, and moisturize after shaving. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out because I work at a dusty place. How can I protect my skin?

My skin breaks out because I work at a dusty place. How can I protect my skin?

Maybe something else: Dust is often blamed for skin breakouts, but there are many possible causes. Let a dermatologist examine your skin, determine the exact cause, and prescribe an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have very dry hands to the extend my skin breaks and bleeds?

I have very dry hands to the extend my skin breaks and bleeds?

Hand eczema: You may have hand eczema that can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating at times. Please see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treament. Other things to rule out could be chronic allergic dermatitis and psoriasis. ...Read more

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After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many different things that cause this. ...Read more

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My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?

My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?

Photo dermatitis?: Many patients suffer from sensitivity to sun, a condition known as photo dermatitis. We advise them to reduce exposure to sun. Using protective hats with long extension beyond the forehead can be helpful. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out extremely easy by something as simple as a touch. What can help? I eat pretty healthy and drink water yet still random break outs!

My skin breaks out extremely easy by something as simple as a touch. What can help? I eat pretty healthy and drink water yet still random break outs!

Breakouts: By break outs, i assume you mean pimples. A simple regimen of washing with a mild cleanser morning and night, followed by a light moisturizer can help most mild acne. If this does not help, you may need a prescription medication. Diet does not play as much of a factor in acne as many people think, but keep eating healthy. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out sometimes and i'm just wondering how do I keep it clear from acne?

My skin breaks out sometimes and i'm just wondering how do I keep it clear from acne?

Manage it: Acne is a chronic disease and will recur from time to time until it remits as you get older. You'd do well to use topical benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash daily even if you are clear. If it's more severe, your physician may maintain you on a low dose of a systemic antibiotic, perhaps tetracycline 250 daily. ...Read more

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Arms r sensitive2soap,sometimes arm skin breaks(notHSV)&a lll pus will come out.If u have HSV2but never any outbreaks,is that pus able2transmit HSV2?

Arms r sensitive2soap,sometimes arm skin breaks(notHSV)&a lll pus will come out.If u have HSV2but never any outbreaks,is that pus able2transmit HSV2?

Herpes simplex: Herpes does not usually cause pustules unless itching causes the ulcer to bleed and become infected. If the HSV is weeping a clear liquid, it can be spread to another. If a pustule is present, it is probably not HSV, but a small staph abscess,which is not HSV, and is common with skin eruptions. See your healthcare provider to get a culture to prove the cause. ...Read more

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How can I prevent skin breaks into blisters after waxing.?

How can I prevent skin breaks into blisters after waxing.?

Laser hair removal?: It is more softly but it lasts longer and you won't see blisters afterward. ...Read more

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When i wear pads when im on my period my skin breaks out down there and it itches and hurts, and it doesn't seem to be going away. Any remedies?

See your doctor: You need a diagnosis and treatment. It could be any number of issues related to yeast infection, bacterial infection or viral infection. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Requires specialist: Deep cystic acne -- if that is what it is -- requires, and responds well to treatments only available to -- a specialist dermatologist. There will be no easy fix. Please forgive my frankness, and i hope that in a health care system that is often dysfunctional, you find the treatment that should be available to everyone. ...Read more