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Doctor insights on: Likelihood Of Anaphylaxis With Various Antibiotics

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With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?

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

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

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


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What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

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 more

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What are the risks of oral sex with streptococcal pharyngitis?

What are the risks of oral sex with streptococcal pharyngitis?

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

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Are overwhelming mennigicoccal sepsis and septic shock similar type of illness? They both are a result of bacteria and infections?

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 more

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Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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Which types of tea help with the symptoms of asthma?

Which types of tea help with the symptoms of asthma?

Tea: Regular tea contain caffeine which has mild bronchodilator properties. It does not replace prescription medicines however. But a cup of tea when your asthma is acting up may help to relax you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a systemic anaphylactic reaction?

What are the symptoms of having a systemic anaphylactic reaction?

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

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What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

Please specify: Which antibiotic or class or antibiotics are you referring to? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of patients with bronchitis?

What are the symptoms of patients with bronchitis?

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

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When in the course of taking an antibiotic are the severe allergic reactions most likely to occur ? What about mild allergic reactions?

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

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What are the odds of survival with pneumonia?

What are the odds of survival with pneumonia?

Depends on situation: Pneumonia is a very diverse group of diseases, and the prognosis depends greatly on the underlying health of the patient and the kind of pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?

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

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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

Many variables: Two variables include stage of cirrhosis as well as degree of cellulitis. Severe cellulitis w/sepsis in end stage liver disease is less likely to survive than mild cellulitis in earliest stage of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

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

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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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Is anaphylactic shock somewhat common with taking antibiotics?

Is anaphylactic shock somewhat common with taking antibiotics?

If you are allergic: If you are allergic to a particular antibiotic, then you end up in a anaphylactic reaction. Most people tolerate antibiotics well. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics or anaphylactic shock increases plateltes counts in ITP (4 years ago) ?

Can antibiotics or anaphylactic shock increases plateltes counts in ITP (4 years ago) ?

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

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Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Biliary obstruction: On a theoretical basis if one had hemorrhagic fever due to dengue virus you could precipitate hemoglobin in the biliary radicals. Cannot imagine how anaphylactic shock would effect this. You need to discuss this at length with the doctors managing your condition. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis happen after few days of consuming an anitbiotic.Today I had throat tightening symptoms, which resolved by themselv but still affaraid?

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

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Whats the likelihood of anaphylaxis to kale and brussel sprouts?

Rare: I personally in my 25 years of practice have never seen an unequivocal allergy to either of these. Allergies to these can, however, occur but instances are rare. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

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

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Are there home remedies for anaphylaxis?

9-1-1: The only home remedy for an anaphylactic reaction is to immediately call 9-1-1. If an epi-pen is available, give it and then call 9-1-1. Under no circumstances is there any other "home" remedy. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have mild anaphylaxis?

How do I tell if I have mild anaphylaxis?

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

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How long would it take for anaphylaxis to occur?

Varies: Typically within a few minutes and up to 30 min. It can take longer, but this is rare. Go to the emergency room if you suspect anaphylaxis, and use your Epinephrine auto injector (epipen, auvi-q) if so indicated. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of anaphylaxis with apheresis?

Is there a risk of anaphylaxis with apheresis?

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

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Can nutty beers trigger anaphylaxis? Any help appreciated!

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

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Can all allergies cause anaphylaxis?

Can all allergies cause anaphylaxis?

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 more

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Can anaphylaxis have a delayed onset?

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 more

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Are all anaphylaxis reaction allergy related?

Are all anaphylaxis reaction allergy related?

No answer: The question makes no sense. Try again with a specific question including the details. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

A severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. ...Read more