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Im Allergic To Penicillin What Can I Take For Strep
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
See below: In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin 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
I have strep throat and started taking Biaxin yesterday. I took this many times in the past because I'm allergic to penicillin. Will it help again?
I'm 18 years old and weigh 250 lbs. I am allergic to penicillin but have strep throat. What is the correct dose of cephalexin to be taken?
I'm on levothyroxine for hypothyroid and my doctor just prescribed me penicillin for strep throat. Is it ok to take together or should I space out?
Penicillin : Should not be a problem to take whenever convenient. ...Read more
I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin?.
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 is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more
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