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Likelihood Of Anaphylaxis With Various Antibiotics
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
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
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, macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
My liver values are 105 ggt.I don't drink alchool and I eat various food.They where at 75.Is it from the apendice removal?Anthibiotics for 5days...
Maybe: Some antibiotics can cause increases in liver enzymes, but most drugs given for appendicitis for a short time will not cause that. Ask your doctor - there may be other drugs that you have taken. Many pain medicines have a lot of acetominophen added to the narcotic. Large doses of acetominophen can cause liver damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is an anaphylactic reaction to a new antibiotic on first round? Would i normally get a rash first? Have a prescription to fill and nervous.
Very low for most: In order to have an allergist reaction you have to have "seen" the substance before. This can occur by seeing a similar antibiotic, or after you have had several doses of a new antibiotic. Most people don't have anaphylactic reactions to antibiotics. Assuming you have not had anaphylaxis to another antibiotic, fill the prescription and don't worry. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with thyphoid sixteen days ago. I have been on various antibiotisc. I still feel very week and no appetite. How long will this last.?
10-14 days: Depends on your state of health prior to the infection. Your body's response to the medication and the severity of the infection. ...Read more
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