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How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

Immediately!: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting. An allergic reaction such as face swelling and shortness of breath takes only one pill to cause your already primed immune system react violently. ...Read more

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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Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Short term only: Short term desensitization to antibiotics is a common procedure, but the tolerance is short-lived. ...Read more

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What causes an antibiotic allergy?

What causes an antibiotic allergy?

Immune activation: The body recognizes foreign substances as invaders at time and will immunologically react against them. Antibiotics, especially in certain categories, will unite with bodily chemicals and become more likely to generate an immune response. When this happens, an allergy sets up. This would only be annoying except the reaction can be extreme and even shut down the lungs. ...Read more

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What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should be concerned about a possible antibiotic allergy?

How do I know if I should be concerned about a possible antibiotic allergy?

Antbiotic allergy: After cessation of the antibiotic the reaction usually subsides. Occasionally medication is required for a severe reaction. You may require a different antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?

I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?

Drug allergy: Most of the time there is no true allergy to a certain drug, rather an adverse drug reaction interpreted as an allergy, yet we cannot speculate. I'm not sure what kind of allergy testing you had that failed, and why do you want to go for an oral challenge if there is a safer antibiotic alternative that you aren't allergic to. If necessary, consult an allergist, check aaaai. Org for one in your area ...Read more

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How long would it take for ciproflaxin antibiotic allergy to take place?

How long would it take for ciproflaxin antibiotic allergy to take place?

It varies.: It can occur within seconds of swallowing the first dose, to hours after the 'umpteenth' time someone takes it. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

Immediately!: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting. An allergic reaction such as face swelling and shortness of breath takes only one pill to cause your already primed immune system react violently. ...Read more

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Can you test for antibiotic allergies?

Yes.: Yes, however it is somewhat limited. The only fda approved antibiotic that we can skin test for is penicillin. It is tested in small amounts by scratch testing and then small amounts are injected, in increasing doses. Finally if these are negative a small oral dose is given. It is important to test for possible pencillin allergy as this is still an effective, inexpensive antibiotic. ...Read more

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Antibiotic allergy or something else, if your rash comes 2 days after your last dose?

Antibiotic allergy or something else, if your rash comes 2 days after your last dose?

Delayed reaction: Some allergies may be of delayed onset. Also it's possible that another medication has combined with the first own to cause the symptoms. Last, sun exposure may cause skin changes while taking certain medications (photophobia). ...Read more

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Treating a UTI but I have an antibiotic allergy to sulfa? What's another good antibiotic?

Treating a UTI but I have an antibiotic allergy to sulfa? What's another good antibiotic?

Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin and Macrobid are other good choices. It is best to have your physician decide since he knows your full history. ...Read more

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Does having an antibiotic drip while in labor cause antibiotic allergies in the baby being born?

Does having an antibiotic drip while in labor cause antibiotic allergies in the baby being born?

Antibiotics prevent: Antibiotics are given to help prevent transmitting a possible infection to the baby. The risks and benefits of all drugs given to a women who is pregnant need to be determined and discussed with her. ...Read more

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I have antibiotic allergies, but need one for abscessed tooth? Should I go ahead and take it?

Tough situation: You did not say what antibiotics you are allergic to. However, I have not seen anyone that could not receive a substitute antibiotic that you are not allergic to. Check with your md about options and inform your dentist. ...Read more

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Doxycycline antibiotic allergy: does vomiting count or just rashes?

Doxycycline antibiotic allergy: does vomiting count or just rashes?

Yes: One of the most common symptoms for patients allergic to drugs is vomiting in gastric distress. ...Read more

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Besides antibiotics what treatment do you use for pnd caused by allergies?

Besides antibiotics what treatment do you use for pnd caused by allergies?

Treatment plan: Best treatment for allergies is to avoid the allergic trigger if possible/practical. Medications used to treat post nasal drip from allergies include antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal) and topical nasal steroid sprays (most effective!) or nasal antihistamine sprays (astepro). If still not getting relief, allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) are effective. An allergist can help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics? Would you recommend bladder irrigation?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics? Would you recommend bladder irrigation?

Urologist input: Cannot answer this question on this limited platform, and an allergist consultation might be needed if you need an antibiotic badly with no other alternative, desensitization can be performed, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics? Would you recommend bladder irrigation?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics? Would you recommend bladder irrigation?

Yes: First you need to see a urologist that most likely will recommend a cystoscopy and a biopsy to rule out interstitial cystitis, and take sample for culture, and performed an irrigation.
even if it is true that you allergic to most antibiotics there is always antibiotic that is seensitive to the growing bacteria that you are not allergic to. ...Read more

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Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Drug allergy: Isn't generic, meaning if you're allergic to one drug then u r allergic to all others. Also drug allergy is often confused with adverse drug reactions, so a patient can't tell if it is a true drug allergy or just an adverse reaction. If you are allergic to xifaxan, (rifaximin) other antibiotics are there to use. Also ask your doctor about probiotics, and elemental diet to treat your condition, best wishes ...Read more

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27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

H Pylori: You need a breath test to see if you've been adequately treated and possible a GI consult.

Look for a federally qualifies health clinic near you to get treated at low or no cost. ...Read more

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Antibiotics allergies are how common?

Antibiotics allergies are how common?

Tricky question: Not as often as people think. Studies have shown that up to 80% of people reporting a medication allergy and not actually allergic to that medicine. Often with antibiotics the rash is actually due to the underlying infection being targeted with medication and not the medication itself. Talk to an allergist. ...Read more

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I seem to have allergies to all antibiotics! Is this common?

I seem to have allergies to all antibiotics! Is this common?

No.: Sounds like you may have side effect, intolerance or adverse effect. True allergy is a very specific immune system response to challenge with a specific antigen. There are so many different antibiotics that specific allergy to "all of them" would be statistically very unlikely. ...Read more

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Sulfa allergy so what antibiotics can I take?

Sulfa allergy so what antibiotics can I take?

What infection: Really depends the type infection/bacteria and location. Different kind of penicillins are usually a good replacemt except in mrsa. ...Read more

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What antibiotics do you take if you have a penicillin allergy?

Lots of Options: Depends on the infection. Certain infections call for different antibiotics. Penicillin drugs are usually first line for most problems, however there are alternatives that can be used. Your doctor would be the best person to talk about what options are right for you. If you are interested in determining if you still have a penicillin allergy, see an Allergist for penicillin skin testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Yes: TAO containing bacitracin, polymyxin B, and neomycin are widely available OTC and are generally regarded as safe and effective treatments for superficial skin infections. On occasion, these products can lead to allergic reactions ranging from localized contact dermatitis to very rarely life-threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Never had antibiotics/allergies.9th day on antibiotics, reaction to food I ate. Still having food allergies month later. Had foods before. What is it?

Never had antibiotics/allergies.9th day on antibiotics, reaction to food I ate. Still having food allergies month later. Had foods before. What is it?

Reaction to food: You need to define your symptoms, a food reaction cannot last for a month. Please details your symptoms so we can provide adequate advice. ...Read more

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Can allergies to antibiotics become life-threatening?

Can allergies to antibiotics become life-threatening?

Absolutely!: Allergies to anything, whether medicine, food, etc., can range from a mild rash to life-threatening reactions. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more