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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Ancef (cefazolin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ancef (cefazolin) allergy?

Ancef: Ancef (cefazolin) is a cephalosprin antibiotic. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe.
For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ancef-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin sodium allergy?

Cefazolin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Cefazolin is an antibiotic. Possible adverse rxns: pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, skin rash, pustular skin eruptions & anaphylactic rxn. Cross-reactivity can occur with Penicillins. ...Read more

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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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I got 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery. Why?

I got 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery. Why?

This is prophylatic: This is typically standard practice. It is prophylactic. Unless your surgery is infection related, you usually get the one dose prior to surgery, as a safety measure. Unless u have a post op infection you will probably only have the one dose. Be sure to tell the pre op visit anesthesiologt if you have any allergies to any medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery?

Is it safe to give 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery?

Yes: Ancef (cefazolin) antibiotic, one gram dosage, is a very commonly used prophylactic antibiotic infused intravenous just before an operation, to help prevent a post-operative infection. ...Read more

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What is resistence to ancef (cefazolin)?

What is resistence to ancef (cefazolin)?

Ancef (cefazolin) resistance: Resistance to ancef (cefazolin) or any other antibiotic means that the bacterial infection will not respond to this treatment. ...Read more

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What amount 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

What amount 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Cefazolin: Cefazolin (generic Ancef) is a intravenous or intramuscular injection drug only. For a 65 lb kid the dose range is 25-100 mg/kg/day divided into 3-4 doses a day. So each dose administered would be between 750-3000mg, depending on the severity of the infection being treated. There is no oral preparation of this available in the United States. Not sure about rest of the world. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Please advise! How much 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Depends: The dosage depends both upon weight and the severity of the infection. This is best discussed with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

See below: All things are relative. Ancef (cefazolin) is relatively safe although the risk of getting c. Difficile again is real. The risk of surgical wound infection needs to be weighed against the risk of getting c. Difficile again. If you take the ancef (cefazolin) and develop diarrhea get stool checked for c. Difficile again. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to ancef (cefazolin) can you take azithromycin?

If you are allergic to ancef (cefazolin) can you take azithromycin?

Yes: Allergy to ancef (cefazolin) is not predictive of an allergy to azithromycin. They are in totally separate classes of drugs. ...Read more

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Monday went to ER. RMQ pain was treated w Ancef Pepcid (famotidine) IV. Abd sono says Hepatomegaly. Does this cause so much pain? Was I misdiagnosed. Pain won't go

Monday went to ER. RMQ pain was treated w Ancef Pepcid (famotidine) IV. Abd sono says Hepatomegaly. Does this cause so much pain? Was I misdiagnosed. Pain won't go

Yes: An enlarged liver can cause pain. The MD was probably thinking Peptic Ulcer Disease and Rx the Ancef/Pepsid. You need to see a Gastroenterologist for the cause of the Hepatomegaly and get a full diagnostic w/u ...Read more

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What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

No.: They are both antibiotics but not of the same " family". If you have trouble with the Ancef (cefazolin) then you have a second allergy. ...Read more

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What happens if a person had c. difficile diarrhea after 7 days of ceftin, (cefuroxime) is it safe to give 1gm of ancef IV during surgery?

What happens if a person had c. difficile diarrhea after 7 days of ceftin, (cefuroxime) is it safe to give 1gm of ancef IV during surgery?

Sometimes: There is a small but definite risk of C. Diff infection with Ancef (cefazolin) given prior to surgery. In someone who has had a previous C. Diff infection, I would be careful to weigh the risk and benefit of giving a preop antibiotic to prevent the rare surgical wound infection. This should be discussed with your surgeon because the need for Ancef (cefazolin) prior to surgery is also based upon the type of operation. ...Read more

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Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

No but sepsis does: No, but sepsis itself always causes anemia. When the infection clears up, including any underlying infection that led to sepsis, the anemia will improve. Cefazolin (Ancef®) has nothing to do with it. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

Maybe but avoid: Most people do not have true allergies to medicines. Some are better described as an intolerance. Antibiotics are important in life, so I would a. Avoid the azithro, b. Get allergy testing for antibiotics from a competent allergy specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Ancef (Definition)

Ancef is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more