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What treatments are appropriate for tonsillitis when you have a penicillin allergy?

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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Zithromax

Azithromycin (zithromax) is a good option for streptococcal tonsillitis.
There is some cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins (such as keflex), and these would not be my first choice. Many infections are caused by viruses, and in this situation antibiotics are not effective.

In brief: Zithromax

Azithromycin (zithromax) is a good option for streptococcal tonsillitis.
There is some cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins (such as keflex), and these would not be my first choice. Many infections are caused by viruses, and in this situation antibiotics are not effective.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: PCN allergy

Azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, cephalosporins or simply get the tonsils taken out.

In brief: PCN allergy

Azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, cephalosporins or simply get the tonsils taken out.
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