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1.5 yroldw/chronic bacterial bronch (cultures nontypeable hfly) resistant to penicillin. Allergic sulpha. 28days omnicef (cefdinir) didn't touch it. Options?
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough and noisy breathing in children. Rarely, this could be complicated by bacterial superinfection, especially in children hospitalized with a more severe infection. Those patients could require antibiotics, but they are the exception rather than the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthmatic w sinus infection and wheezing.Taking flovent, prednisone& zyrtec (cetirizine).No antibiotic since i'm allergic to most.Can I take garlic 4 infection.?
1.5 yr old has chronic bacterial bronch. Cultures nontypeable h-flu resistant to penicillin. Allergic to sulpha. Omnicef (cefdinir) isn't working. Other options?
A little time: Atbcs take a few days to provide noticeable clearing of symptoms. When the lab tests the mucus, the labs tests what atbc the bacteria is susceptible to. Likely your physician saw the susceptibility report and rx Omnicef (cefdinir) based on that report. Perhaps give the treatment a few more days. ...Read more
If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?
Happened 2 be suffering from angular cheilitis while taking antibiotics 4 staph infection on bikini line.Will antibiotics cure cheilitis if bacterial?
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
I'm allergic to penicillins (angioedema, hives and rash), but what if I'm sick (bronchitis, infection)? Is it possible to be treated without penicilli
Yes: Since antibiotics are only meant to fight off bacterial infection and are useless against viruses. Some sinus infections are fungal in nature an those need be adresssed with anti-fungals. ...Read more
Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?
Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more
Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?
Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. rather than allergy. You need allergy testing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are a number of effective antibiotics that your doctor can choose. Most patients who think that they are allergic to penicillin are not. Even patients who had a reaction in the past usually lose the allergy. An allergist can test to see if you are allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer