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What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

See below: In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

Talk to doctor: I think catching a strep infection from camping is at the very low risk category. You should be more worried over GI or sinus issues. Discuss with your doctor re the best choice for your travel destination since clindamycin may lead to serious GI issue for some people and this is not something you would ever want to suffer in a remote area. ...Read more

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Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor.  Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Probably not: When a woman is allergic to penicillins and has group b strep, she should be tested during pregnancy to see what other antibiotics her gbs is sensitive to. That way, they will know what antibiotic to treat you with when you are in labor. ...Read more

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Group b strep question allergic to penicillin and azithromycin so what can I take?

Doc will decide: There are several options that your doc will have in this situation.The most effective use of antibiotics in gbs carriers is when administered IV during labor. Oral meds do not seem to be as effective. ...Read more

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I started taking penicillin a day and a half ago for strep class c. I still feel terrible if not worse. How long will it take to kick in?

Call your doctor NOW: You really should start to feel better. Depending on the thpe of infection you have, it may have developed into something that requires further intervention such as intravenous antibiotics, or else a drainage procedure of abscess. Regardless, prompt attention is needed, to minimize complications. ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Cephalosporins: Strep pharyngitis in most of children with penicillin allergy can be treated with cephalosporins, e.g., Keflex or omnicef (cefdinir). Children who experienced anaphylactic reaction to penicillin should be treated with macrolide. ...Read more