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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?
Can penicillin harm your body in any way? I have anxiety, and I"m afraid my heart will stop. Is this irrational anxiety? Not allergic to
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!
I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday ) will this stop spreading?
No: Once you begin a course of antibiotics, always finish taking the prescription as directed, even if the infection appears to have cleared up. This reduces the chance of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When you finish your prescription, ask you doctor if you should have further treatment to prevent reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm allergic to penicillin. Was prescribed cephalexin for folliculitis. Stop taking it 3 days ago. Now I have hives all over. Delayed reaction?
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