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I'm allergic to most antibiotics. Do I need to be extra careful to prevent injuries in the future?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Never a bad idea

Preventing injuries, i mean.
Perhaps your question is what antibiotic can be used when needed. There are less commonly used antibiotics. Tetracyclines, clindamycin, metronidazole, rifampin, are a few. Many people who believe themselves allergic to penicillin are not. An allergist can perform testing for you. Even when allergic oral desensitization can be used safely with proper precautiions.

In brief: Never a bad idea

Preventing injuries, i mean.
Perhaps your question is what antibiotic can be used when needed. There are less commonly used antibiotics. Tetracyclines, clindamycin, metronidazole, rifampin, are a few. Many people who believe themselves allergic to penicillin are not. An allergist can perform testing for you. Even when allergic oral desensitization can be used safely with proper precautiions.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is important that the allergies are confirmed by a specialist doctor, because some of the allergic reactions (not ige mediated) might allow a graded challenge.
We advise patients to carry a medical alert bracelet or necklace, in case the patient is in emergent care an unable to provide history.

In brief: Yes

It is important that the allergies are confirmed by a specialist doctor, because some of the allergic reactions (not ige mediated) might allow a graded challenge.
We advise patients to carry a medical alert bracelet or necklace, in case the patient is in emergent care an unable to provide history.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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