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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 diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more
I have a tooth infection but I'm allergic to penicillin. Is 500mg Cipro something I can take to help?
Penicillin testing: Even though Cipro is typically tolerated if pcn-allergic, sounds like HealthTap dentists don't feel it is effective on dental infections. Go see an allergist to get penicillin testing, so a dentist can prescribe you the best antibiotic. Good chance you're no longer allergic. And follow their recommendations; get it done right the first time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red scab on tip of penis .5 CM dia. for 2 weeks. teseted neg for HIV and syphilus. have swollen lymph in groin. had penicillin and cipro. Suggestion?
Continue: to follow with your doctor till it clears , most of the other infections are not serious , can be treated successfully ...Read more
I would not expect : to see cross-sensitivity between ciprofloxacin (a flouroquinolone) and either a penicillin or a sulfa drug. All 3 are chemically different. While a person could be allergic to all three, it would typically be considered three different allergies, not a single allergy related to all three medications. ...Read more
Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?
Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, Keflex and Penecillin.
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more
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