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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
What happens if you discover that the infection is viral can you stop taking the penicillin before the 10 days have passed?
Nothing happens: If the infection for sure is due to a virus, stopping penicillin or other antibiotics won't be a problem, and of course would reduce the possibility of side effects from the antibiotic. But check first with the doctor who prescribed it, to be sure it's a virus without a superimposed bacterial infection. ...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
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
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?
Prescribed phemoxmethyl penicillin for my tonsillitis and infected nose ring, will that be enough to stop it spreading to my brain??
Frequent urination with Penicillin TID for dental gingivitis. Is this normal? I also have IC. This is very out the ordinary for me, but it won stop.
Day 2 of 10mL penicillin for mild tonsillitis which may have been viral, and I feel sick to my stomach. Persistent diarrhea, vomiting. Can I stop?
Took penicillin VK 4xday X6days. Every day had chills, joint pain, sore throat and Ill feeling. Dr advised to stop taking. how long til I feel better?
Ill feeling: I really need more information to answer this question appropriately. I am not sure why you were on the antibiotics in the first place. Maybe you had a virus and you will get better soon. If you are not feeling better you will need to get on a nasal steroid to help the sore throat and the ill feeling. Take some Motrin for the joint pain. See how you feel in the next few days. good luck! ...Read more
31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?
Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic. Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more