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If I took penicillin once and didn't get Steven Johnson syndrome could I take again m not get that or s reaction?
See below: Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a "rare" and "unpredictable" reaction. An adverse drug reaction is often the cause, with antibiotics, especially sulfa drugs, being one of the classes of medications that can cause this reaction. It has been reported with penicillin (PCN). PCN allergy is often an acquired allergy, occurring after prior exposure (s) that was not associated with any adverse reaction (s). ...Read more
I just reviewed: Enlisted / commission physical standards and did not note medication allergies as a disqualifying condition. Good luck. ...Read more
Is this statement true? "People are almost instantly rendered non-infectious by penicillin. Perhaps within a few hours of the first penicillin injection, and certainly within 24 hours you can transmit syphilis infection -- even though any open sores s
Not true: Open fresh sores will remain infectious. Treatment should be completed and lesions healed to be considered non infectious. See ID specialist ...Read more
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
Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more
The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).
Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more
Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read more
Penicillin: Penicillin as advanced from Penicillin G to Penicillin V, which is more stable, to other products such as ampicillin, amoxicillin, piperacillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin - these are all derivatives which are able to kill other bacteria species more effectively than Penicillin G or V. These advances are wonderful. ...Read more