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Likelihood Of Anaphylaxis With Various Antibiotics
With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?
No: The future of antibiotic use in general is not bleak as newer ones are likely to be discovered (even though it's getting harder to do so). What is bleak is the prospect of existing antibiotics, whose efficacy continue to wane as more bacetria develop resistance to them due to their abuse and misuse. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors that survival depends on. These include other medical conditions, rapidity to treatment, the specific pathogen causing the sepsis, ability to use certain medications (e.g. Allergy restrictions), social history (smoking, drugs), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None, but...: Strep throat is only mildly contagious, and once you've been diagnosed and hopefully treatment has begun, risk of transmission is minimal. Be sure you do get it treated, as there's a danger to the kidneys later and even more serious to the heart. Rheumatic fever is a devastating disease preventable by treating strep throat. ...Read more
Are overwhelming mennigicoccal sepsis and septic shock similar type of illness? They both are a result of bacteria and infections?
Similar: Septic shock can occur with many types of bacteria including Meningococcal bacteria, other bacteria, fungal infections and even viruses. They have in common an overwhelming immune response which causes innocent bystander damage to normal organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happens: Patients with sle need perinatologist involvement in care. ...Read more
Severe reaction: An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction to a trigger such as a food (peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish) or stinging insect (wasp, honeybee, etc.) that involves multiple body systems at the same time. Thus, you might experience hives/rash (skin), cough/shortness of breath (respiratory), vomithing/diarrhea (gastrointestinal)--these symptoms usually occur within minutes of exposure to a trigger. ...Read more
Cough: Starts with cold and sore throat, and travels lower to lungs, and inflammation of narroe greathing tube in the lungs is called bronchitis. When you take a deep breath and you start coughing, you have bronchitis. Symptoms are cold, cough, shotness of breath and if not treated, pain in the chest and danger of pneumonia. ...Read more
Would low dose long term/ ongoing use of antibiotics help with reducing frequency of infections associated with bronchiectasis ?
When in the course of taking an antibiotic are the severe allergic reactions most likely to occur ? What about mild allergic reactions?
Variable: Highly variable and depends on the type of reaction. If you are already allergic then the most severe reaction can happen right away. Some reactions can appear after a few doses and some may even occur after completion. There are also non allergic side effects that can occur anytime. ...Read more
What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?
Drug allergy: The sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") are among the most common causes of allergic skin rash. Most people never develop rash, but it's possible this could happen in the future. There is nothing that can prevent allergic reactions. No other important side effects are likely; this is a veyr safe drug. Discuss w/ your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
The administering of 3grams of ceftriaxione when allergic can cause what issues among anaphylactic shock to the allergy?
Of asthma, pneumonia, and appendectomy patients, are appendectomy patients likely to have the least number of other complications?
What is the likelihood of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which was given for a skin disorder being the cause of acute renal failure.
What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
Rare: Compared to penicilline is very rare but possible like any drug. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you had H. Pylori: and took antiiotics to treat your stomach infection then yes, your platelet count would be expected to improve. Corticosteroids are often given after an attack of anaphylaxsis so yes, that could also result in an increase in your platelet count. That said, these issues are controversial still, everyone's situation is unique. continuing antiiotics wont help if the H. pylori is gone. Talk with UR MD ...Read more
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
Can anaphylaxis happen after few days of consuming an anitbiotic.Today I had throat tightening symptoms, which resolved by themselv but still affaraid?
Difficult question: It is possible after a few doses have been taken. Throat tightening is one symptom that can be caused by anaphylaxis (one of several likely symptoms). Throat tightening can be due to many other less sinister causes. Most importantly, the next dose could be deadly if the episode was caused by anaphylaxis. For this reason, call the prescribing doc for recs and consider consultation with an Allergist ...Read more
Oyster shell calcium for osteoporosis 500mg 3 x a day. Is there any side effects? And what is the likelihood of having anaphylaxis from it?
Unlikley: Allergic reactions to calcium are very rare. However I do not know your underlying allergy history. You seem very young to have osteoporosis so you need a through workup as to the cause. Calcium alone for treatment of osteoporosis is not very effective. Calcium can cause constipation. Calcium supplementation alone is unlikely to prevent osteoporosis unless you are nutritionally deficiency ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im almost done with my antibiotic/prednisone run. Various sm cysts and abcesses began sprouting boils thru my skin, what happens when meds are gone?
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms. When more than one organ system (heart, airway/lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system) is affected with allergic symptoms, it would classify as anaphylaxis. Mild anaphylaxis would not have low blood pressure or shock or severe airway/lung symptoms. ...Read more
Unlikely: "unlikely" because an aphorism in medicine is "never say never" but highly unlikely as the stuff returned to you is the stuff that was removed minus something. No foreign material is added to which your immune system could identify and react. In fact, apheresis aka plasmapheresis is sometimes used to treat serious cases of recurrent anaphylaxis where the cause is unknown or idiopathic. ...Read more
Yes: if you are allergic to the particular nuts used in the beer. Very minuscule amounts of nuts can cause severe and even fatal reactions in people who are very allergic. A patient of mine who was allergic to peanuts suffered fatal anaphylaxis after eating chili that was thickened with peanut butter. If you are that allergic, don't take any chances, and carry and dpi-pen with you. ...Read more
Yes.: Anaphylaxis is often an extreme allergic reaction, but may not always be readily attributable to an allergy. Some people, for example, may experience anaphylaxis from exercise under certain circumstances. Most episodes of anaphylaxis may be linked to allergic sensitization as in the case of insect sting reactions, certain drugs, foods, and in some individuals with severe inhalant allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergy reaction that occurs within minutes to hours of being exposed to the allergen in question. Very rarely one can see anaphylaxis that is delayed and not occur for a couple of hours after exposure. More commonly one sees anaphylaxis that occurs immediately then the symptoms recur hours later -- this is called a biphasic response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer