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If i'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Zithromax or others

Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc.
.. It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef (cefdinir) or keflex).

In brief: Zithromax or others

Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc.
.. It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef (cefdinir) or keflex).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things

Most sore throats are not due to strep.
The first step is to get tested to make sure you have strep. If you do there are many other antibiotics that will work including cefzil, (cefprozil) Keflex and omnicef.

In brief: Lots of things

Most sore throats are not due to strep.
The first step is to get tested to make sure you have strep. If you do there are many other antibiotics that will work including cefzil, (cefprozil) Keflex and omnicef.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alternatives exist

If your throat infection is caused by a streptococcus and you're allergic to penicillin, your doctor will be able to prescribe an adequate alternative such as erythromycin.

In brief: Alternatives exist

If your throat infection is caused by a streptococcus and you're allergic to penicillin, your doctor will be able to prescribe an adequate alternative such as erythromycin.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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