Levaquin penicillin allergy

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640719 tn?1277140030 I talked to the pharmacist and they said with my resistance to macrodatin (not sure of spelling) cipro and levaquin and allergy to penicillin, ceftin, and now batrium, not sure what they can do for me :o I can take Keflex but I'm reading that is most likely not to effective in treating UTI's. I'm sure fear is not helping my UTI sensations. How big of trouble may I be in concerning this situation? What can they do? Any input would be grateful.
Avatar n tn to charge higher prices. As far as the allergy is concerned, since there is trace amounts of penicillin in the eggs, your advice is well received and we will check to see if she has a general allergy to eggs.
Avatar m tn However penicillin allergy itself is very dangerous. Even if it causes mild reaction at the first dose, subsequent doses’ cumulative anaphylaxis is itself life threatening. Today there are many alternatives to penicillin. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without further details. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hi, Symptoms of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, a member of penicillin, may include anaphylaxis, hives, below-the-skin swelling, or asthma symptoms. Skin testing is the best method for diagnosing a penicillin allergy. If found to be allergic, the main treatment is avoidance of future use of amoxicillin and related antibiotics. Other groups of antibiotics with the same efficacy, may be used to treat the infection.
Avatar f tn t want to battle with my doctor (who is a huge advocate of levaquin), but it seems that levaquin is not the right direction for me (I am allergic to penicillin), even if I were to develop pneumonia, which, with the corticosteroids, is also an increasing possibility. Do you have any further insight on this for me? Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn I have been having really bad heartburn and a burning feeling in my stomach. I was told to take Nexium but I have a severe allergy to penicillin. My question is, can I take nexium if I'm allergic to penicillin?
Avatar n tn Hi, it certainly sounds like you're allergic to something in the beef, & you might have given us a clue on solving it by saying you are allergic to penicillin The beef industry in the U.S. is a heavy user of antibiotics, including penicillin. They use the stuff because they do industrial beef farming, where the cattle are crowded into gigantic factory farms & fed corn to fatten them up quickly.
Avatar f tn If you have a strong family history of penicillin allergy, then amoxicillin group also should be avoided. Also please mention this fact to any doctor you or your daughter and other children visit. An antiallergic like Benadryl should be given and please stop the medicine. Discuss with your doctor as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn So I was told a long time ago I have a bad allergy to penicillin, I just found out penicillium produces penicillin and was wondering because brie cheese has a rind made of penicillium if it's safe for me to eat this cheese? I ate a little bit of it and got somewhat sick roughly an hour later all before I found out what its rind is made of.
Avatar f tn then when I get in, I had to wait again and fill out a ton of paperwork on what kind of allergies I had, I was only there to get a stinking allergy test done to see if I was allergic to penicillin, not for all the other bologna that I was questioned about. My mom was waiting in the car with my two kids and my niece (since I do not drive). I did not know how horribly long this rediculous appt. was going to last! The "Doc." comes in and starts talking about my family doc.
Avatar m tn If i'm allergic to penicillium(4) on my allergy test, i'm I allergic to penicillin too and what is penicillium means, I really would like to avoid the allergens.
Avatar n tn I had an acute allergic reaction on Jan. 2, 2008 to Penicillin, my hands swelled and were burning . I was hospitalized and given intervenous steroids. I continued on the sterdoids by mouth along with Zyrtec and Benedril. My hands completely peeled and everything was getting better when suddenly from out of nowhere the swelling came back to my hands and the burning, I went back to the ER and was admitted again, now I have been home two days and my hands are going to peel again.
Avatar n tn As you have a history of penicillin allergy. If your body is hypersensitive to sulfa, reaction will be similar to that you develop for penicillin. Each individual are known to respond to a drug differently in drug allergy. If the drug is too much sensitized then it can cause more severe reaction.
Avatar f tn I took Tussionex for the first time at 11:00 pm after I took a Levaquin at 10:00 pm. I have bronchitis. I awoke suddenly from my sleep at 2:00 am and had no breath - and could not speak or call my husband although I was trying to say 'help'. I got my breath back after a minute or so and was pretty shaken up by this. I'm very tired but reluctant to go back to sleep if it happens again. I was pretty shaken up. Is this an allergic reaction or a side effect?
Avatar m tn Levaquin made me very ill. I have lupus & was given Levaquin for a sinus infection. Big no no. Levaquin can & will give you autoimmune disease symptoms and I already had one. Trust me it is not worth it. After 6 pills my calf muscles began to cramp. Dr. says ibuprofen 600mg a day.. Well its been all downhill from there. I developed full body tendinitis,(couldn't walk) my joints & muscles swelled so bad my nerves were compressed.
Avatar m tn mrbreezy wrote in on June 17th about a rash involving his genitals after using terciseptic. He also mentioned that he is allergic to penicillin and some other antibiotics. The symptoms he describes and the difficulty he was having finding a cure are very similar to the fixed drug reactions I have suffered for years from penicillin and sulfa drugs. An intense rash on my genitals and penis.
Avatar m tn t believe how few doctors warn their patients who are allergic to penicillin to avoid foods that may contain penicillin - and that would be most poultry products, other commercial meat products and possibly dairy products. Buy food that are antibiotic free - believe me it works to avoid allergens.
Avatar m tn Dear experts I have been diagnosed with syphilis primary and i am in remote location where the availability is only of Penicillin G Potassium 800000u tablets and have been asked to have them twice daily on empty stomach for 10 days. I just wanted to check if they really work as I read online generally Benzathine Penicillin is preferred medication. I dont trust the medicine department here as they are mostly ngo diven. Please help with following questions.
Avatar m tn Hello, If a drug allergy happens like in case of penicillin allergy, it is sudden and right after taking the first dose itself. This itch can be due to viral infections as well. I suggest you to consult a doctor for your cough and coryza and get prescribed other oral antibiotics like cephalosporins. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn You probably should be talking to your sons doctor or pharmacist and ask if it is ok that he takes the prevacid when he has an allergy to penicillin. A lot can also depend on the type of reaction he gets from the penicillin as well. So my advice would be just to call up your pharmacist or doctor and ask. It never hurts to be safe rather then sorry. Hope that helps!
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605877 tn?1301700646 You can lose your hearing as a result. Since you are allergic to penicillin related medications, your doctor should be putting you on different types of antibiotics. Ther are MANY to chose from, Levaquin and Z-packs (azithromiacin) are commonly used. I hope that helps you some. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Take care and God bless.
Avatar f tn Thank you doctor I think i will insist on the shots. Would an allergy test tell me if I'm allergic to the penicillin? I took two doses of penicillin V 2 years ago for an eye infection and had a reaction to it (urticaria, fever). I then thought it was an allergic reaction but thinking about it it could have been the jarisch-herxheimer reaction. Would a simple allergy test tell me if i'm actually allergic to it?