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STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action. Used for STDs often..... ...Read more
I have a big raised rash on belly, used penicillin today, is that a typical allergic reaction from it?
No, but: Amoxicillin is usually prescribed three times a day and does not matter when you eat. Penicillin is normally prescribed orally 4 times a day an hour before you eat. So compliance is harder for penicllin and so Amoxicillin is easier to be in compliance with and thus would be more effective. ...Read more
Yes...but: If you have a severe toothache, any antibiotic will help... Provided you are getting a strong enough dosage. But this will only limit the time the tooth may bother you. You need to get the toothe fixed (root canal, filling or?) or get the tooth removed. If you don't and that infection returns. It will come back with greater pain and more bone destruction is quite possible. ...Read more
24-48 hours!: Strep is easily treated with antibiotics --- usually oral can be fine; rare to treat with parenteral penicilin (unless vomiting), child not contagious 24-48 hours after treatment. When using oral meds, treatment usually 10 days. In same household, strep is only about 25% contagious. Rare in adults, diagnosisi must be made by positive culture and antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
I started taking penicillin a day and a half ago for strep class c. I still feel terrible if not worse. How long will it take to kick in?
Call your doctor NOW: You really should start to feel better. Depending on the thpe of infection you have, it may have developed into something that requires further intervention such as intravenous antibiotics, or else a drainage procedure of abscess. Regardless, prompt attention is needed, to minimize complications. ...Read more
See below: These 2 drugs can be taken at the same time. There will be no loss of activity of either drug and no increased toxicity or side effects. ...Read more
I had a steroid shot and an antibiotic injection with a penicillin base on saturday today is sunday. I have a flushed face. Is this a side effect?
Pencillin: Benzathine penicillin has duration of activity for 2-4 weeks after intramuscular route. Adverse events from an antibiotics may occur days/weeks after the antibiotic is discontinued therefore if side effect occurs after benzathin penicillin it may occur while the patient is on it or after it is discontinued and may last longer than duration of activity. ...Read more
What happens if a spleen is damaged the extent you have to be on penicillin for the rest of your life, what happens to it?
It Involutes: A damaged or dysfunctional spleen can gradually be resorbed by the body. This process is called involution. Sometimes a small remnant of the spleen will remain but it is not large enough or has enough blood flow to perform its job. ...Read more
Penicillin is good: If you have a dental abscess or swollen infected tissue. It will take a day or so to work it may stop the pain for a day or up to a week, but unless you get a dental treatment the problem will keep reoccurring, sometimes each time worse than the first. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own and dental treatment is a must. ...Read more
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I'm allergic to penicillin. What are the complications if I am given this antibiotic by accident?
Depends: When one is truly allergic to penicillin, if given this could cause a reaction anywhere from hives to serious anaphylaxis. A great number of people who have a history of a reaction to penicillin, especially just a rash, may not truly be allergic or at risk. A board certified allergist can do an evaluation including allergy skin tests and an oral challenge if indicated. ...Read more
Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious disease or STD specialist. ...Read more