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I'm allergic to penicillin, will other antibiotics work against diphtheria?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Erytrhomycin is the primary backup for penicillin in this disease.

In brief: Yes

Erytrhomycin is the primary backup for penicillin in this disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

First off, it depends on the allergic reaction.
If simply a rash, then it would still be best to use penicillin and simply treat the rash. If a serious allergy, then Erythromycin based alternatives are used.

In brief: Yes

First off, it depends on the allergic reaction.
If simply a rash, then it would still be best to use penicillin and simply treat the rash. If a serious allergy, then Erythromycin based alternatives are used.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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