Levofloxacin penicillin allergy

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This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
My daughter (25 years old) has swelling and inflammation in her throat and tonsils for more than 6 months and is taking her 6th course of antibiotics (penicillin, Keflex, 3 courses of Augamentin, and the 6th of Levaquin), but her throat still looks raw. Besides antibiotics, she was given Kenalog twice between January and June 2005. Her throat culture and blood test are negative. Her internal medicine doctor and ENT cannot figure out why her throat still raw.
So if you are allergic to amoxacillin you are probably/possibly allergic to all the penicillin and penicillin like drugs like what they call beta lactam drugs. These are cephalosporins or those that have names like cephalothin, cephalexin, ceph anything. Also if you are allergicc to Biaxin that is the same as Clarithromycin so you would be allergic to the macrolides like the clarthoromcyin, azithromycin, etc. It is too bad but you might want to get allergy tested to make sure. 2.
I am 36 & married. Let me start by saying that I have not been prone to yeast infections or BV. I am a redhead so my skin is sensitive, so frequent oral or vaginal sex can make me irritated but nothing like a true infection. I have my periods around the 20th of each month and they last from 5-7 days. I ovulate at the beginning of the month, during ovulation I have a lot of discharge for about 2 days. I did not have strep B during either of my pregnancies.
My own doctor has, thus-far, not taken it very seriously and tends to take the line that, after years of 'getting away with it, maybe you've finally developed an allergy!
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