Doctor insights on:
Depends: There are alternative antibiotics to penicillin-type antibiotics. The choice depends on the infection being treated. There is testing available for penicillin allergy. Those with penicillin allergy should see a board certified allergist for further evaluation.
STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action. Used for stds often.....
I have a big raised rash on belly, used penicillin today, is that a typical allergic reaction from it?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
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?
5 hours: The half life of penicillin v is 30 minutes thus it is cleared in 5 hours.
Days to weeks: Usually they resolve in a few days. In rare instances hives from antibiotics may take several months to resolve.