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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
Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?
Shouldn't stop: This medication is used for strep throat and likely why it was given to you. As you point out a tonsil stone requires no treatment. However if you had a strep test that was positive, antibiotics are needed to lessen the chance of you getting rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease. Incidentally antibiotics may lessen birth control pill effectiveness, so plan accordingly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can I stop worrying about a serious allergic reaction to penicillin if i might have been exposed to it?
Penicillin: A severe allergy occurs within hours if not minutes of taking the drug. ...Read more
NO: Tonsil stones are a mechanical problem which has to do with accumulation of debris in the pits (crypts) of tonsils. Antibiotics may temporarily reduce surrounding irritation or any odor associated with the stones but will not cure the problem. Usually, there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of stones. ...Read more
Im on penicillin, and im kind of itchy.I took it in the past no problem.I feel fine, no swelling just some itching. Am i allergic? Should i stop?
How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?
How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!
Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also does this; and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in BV. Feminine products or penicillin won't help and might make BV worse, and can screw up STD diagnosis. Treatment is available -- stop the penicillin and see your doctor. ...Read more