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Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy: Symptoms may include 1 anaphylaxis which can be life threatening 2hives ang itching 3 asthma symptoms 4serum sickness, like joint pains, body aches and rashes. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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How likely is a brain abcess from a bad tooth?Going to dentist monday.On zithromax, penacillin allergy.Im a migrainer so I have migraine and sore neck

How likely is a brain abcess from a bad tooth?Going to dentist monday.On zithromax, penacillin allergy.Im a migrainer so I have migraine and sore neck

Not likely: Most dental infections remain localized around the tooth. Left untreated they may progress into a localized abscess or cellulitis. Only sometimes will it become systemic. A person may develop a fever, especially if they're immunocompromised. If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing, or facial swelling, seek immediate care. Despite this, spreading to the brain is not common. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Skin usually: Adverse reactions to Fluconazole are uncommon but can manifest in various ways, but usually involve skin reactions including mucus membranes like oral ulcers. Other organ systems that can be affected include nervous, heart, muscle, eye and kidney. I just saw a young lady with second episode of severe mouth and vaginal symptoms after Diflucan (fluconazole) dose. It happens. ...Read more

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Bactrim allergy would i be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Bactrim allergy would i be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Not necessarily: They are not in the same class of antibiotics, so being allergic to Bactrim does not imply you would also be allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

No: Flagyl does not treat strep throat, first establish it is indeed strep throat, and see an allergist to go over your drug reactions to determine what you are indeed allergic to and what you can and cannot take. Don't self medicate! ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin. Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

I'm allergic to penicillin.  Am I also allergic to penicillin derived antibiotics?

Maybe: Penicillin allergy is usually secondary to either the beta-lactam components or the minor determinants. If you are found to be allergic (via skin testing) to the beta-lactam component then you are at risk for sensitization to all beta-lactam medications, including cephalosporins. Fortunately in the majority of people, this is not the case. You should consult with your local allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Unlikely....: Depending on the type of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reaction you had that was described as an "allergy"; if it's a true "allergy", then you can't take penicillin since Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains amoxicillin, which is a class variant. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis 
Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
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

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Can i take Rocephin (ceftriaxone) if i'm allergic to penicillin?

Can i take Rocephin (ceftriaxone) if i'm allergic to penicillin?

Depends.: It depends how severe your reaction is and who the prescribing practitioner is. There is about a 10% cross reactivity with cephalosporins (Rocephin (ceftriaxone)) and penicillin based drugs. Usually if the reaction is minor, I will prescribe a cephalosporin like Rocephin (ceftriaxone). However, if the reaction to the penicillin based med is severe like shortness of breath, swelling or anaphylaxis I may avoid them completely. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

Maybe but avoid: Most people do not have true allergies to medicines. Some are better described as an intolerance. Antibiotics are important in life, so i would a. Avoid the azithro, b. Get allergy testing for antibiotics from a competent allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Is azythromycin like penicillin?

Is azythromycin like penicillin?

No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

If i'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

Probably: There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime). If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the risk, but if you just developed a rash, it's fine to try the ceftin (cefuroxime). ...Read more

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How likely is a brain abcess from a bad tooth?Going to dentist monday.On zithromax, penacillin allergy.Im a migrainer so I have migraine and sore neck

Not likely: Most dental infections remain localized around the tooth. Left untreated they may progress into a localized abscess or cellulitis. Only sometimes will it become systemic. A person may develop a fever, especially if they're immunocompromised. If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing, or facial swelling, seek immediate care. Despite this, spreading to the brain is not common. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

In most cases, yes: The major interactions of azithromycin is with phenytoin and warfarin, possibly digoxin, none of which are used in allergy. This is in contrast to erythromycin and clarithromycin, which may lead to sedation even with loratadine (Claritin, Alavert), which normally rarely causes sedation. ...Read more

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If I have a severe levaquin allergy, can I take azithromycin?

Maybe, maybe not: These are very different antibiotics and generally treat different bacteria, although there is some overlap. Whether azithro can replace levofloxacin depends on the particular kind of infection being treated and the bacteria causing it. For example, azithro is not effective against most urinary tract infections. Disucss with the doc or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

Several antibiotics: The choice of antibiotics depends a lot on which germ (there are many in the world) the doctor is trying to stop or kill. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is similar to azithromycin (Zithromax). Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is similar to levofloxacin (Levaquin). Antibiotic choices work much better when the bacteria or other susceptible germ is known with certainty, or with medical experience. ...Read more

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It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety. ?

It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety. ?

You can stop: Yes you can stop. It's mainly given for symptom control. If the side effects are worse than your allergy symptoms I would stop. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin done for sinus infect, now azithromycin, day 20 of sinus infect. Not completely heal, y is it not and could it b something other then sinus infect. I am 23 wks pregnant too. No allergies.

Remainder may be: What is left may be viral and will not be helped with antibiotics. If you do not continue to improve, or is new symptoms, the you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium,Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)?You can also view my other medication to help.Never had med allergy B4

Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium,Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)?You can also view my other medication to help.Never had med allergy B4

ALLERGIC REACTION: you may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I normally would treat with a prednisone taper over 8 days. If symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing go to nearest ER. ...Read more

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Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Call your doc: If you're having side effects from any antibiotic always call your doctor for recommendations regarding stopping or switching to another antibiotic. Your doctor may have a reason for 15 days of therapy. ...Read more

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8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

Workup and follow up: The two antibiotic classes are distinct, but it may be possible for a baby to have allergic reactions to both or either medication. Typically an allergic rash looks blotchy and is itchy. If there are other symptoms including GI upset, breathing difficulties/drooling/problems swallowing, I would advise an evaluation in the ED. A follow up visit with your pediatrician is suggested. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more