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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

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

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Is it okay to use penicillin for tooth infections?

Is it okay to use penicillin for tooth infections?

Maybe: See a dentist first. They should determine the cause of the infection before any medications are prescribed. Penicillin is used for some infections but taking it before seeing a dentist may make it more difficult for the dentist to determine the source. ...Read more

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Do the doctors use penicillin or ceftriaxone for treating n. Meningitis and why ?

Do the doctors use penicillin or ceftriaxone for treating n. Meningitis  and why ?

Treatment of : Meningitis is based on choosing a medication which has a high chance of eradicating an infectious organism. Antibiotics are selected by the treating physician to create the highest chance of a successful outcome. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin. Should I use polysporin or neosporin for cuts and scrapes?

I'm allergic to penicillin. Should I use polysporin or neosporin for cuts and scrapes?

Polysporin: That would be perfectly fine. There are no known problems with this, and polysporin and neosporin are not penicillins. ...Read more

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I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics. Penicillins and cephalosporins are called beta-lactam antibiotics and affect the cell walls of certain bacteria. Sometimes bacteria will develop resistance to these drugs and there are usually other alternatives that can be employed, although this is a very complicated subject. Chec wiki.Answers.Com › categories › health › medication and drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can doctors use if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Alternatives: are available, even if there are no alternatives and penicillin is the only drug to treat a condition that you have, very rare by the way, you can still receive it by a special way (desensitization) by an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Can I use floxin when taking penicillin?

Can I use floxin when taking penicillin?

Yes: Al, the Floxin otic the two are used for different reasons. The penicillin is a drug that hopefully will destroy bacteria in the middle ear and the Floxin is a topical antibiotic. It is very important to know that if you have a middle ear infection without drainage and the external ear canal is normal, the Floxin otic would be useless. ...Read more

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I am allergic to keflex & penicillin. Is neosporin still ok to use on my skin?

Neosporin: People have a tendency to assume that neosporin does not cause side effects because it is a widely available and frequently used nonprescription product. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, many healthcare providers now recommend that people avoid products with neomycin (including neosporin), as neomycin is more likely than most other antibiotics to cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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