Zithromax and penicillin allergy

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Avatar f tn I have to get over this illness (and I've already tried penicillin which failed) and am so afraid I am going to DIE doing it. Also, it's close to menstrual time so that may play a role but I really think the Z-pack is causing this. Can anyone help?
Avatar n tn I have successfully taken erythromycin, zithromax and biaxin. Anybody allergic to cillins and quinones who has had good luck with Sulfa drugs? Thanks, in advance, for the help!
Avatar n tn Zithromax would probably have killed it, but there have been a few cases reported in which it didn't work. The CDC recommends using zithromax only in those with penicillin allergy, and there should be close follow-up to make sure it worked.
Avatar m tn (I am allergic to penicillin) If after being tested (and likely coming back negative) this pain continues I will definitely take your advice and see my Doc about prostatitis.
Avatar m tn My urithra opened up with a big ulcer and i stopped tonight the antibioticum because i got a scratching on all my body. (got afraid of a penicillin allergy My big problem is the urine part. When i go it hurts sooooo much and its my burning my penis.... Please help me on what to do ...
Avatar n tn I have been thinking either a food allergy or candida. Got tested for celiacs disease/gluten allergy and don't know the results yet. Will let you know if anything comes up. Only abnormal blood tests so far are Low B12 and positive Ebstein Barr (maybe from past infection). If candia or gluten allergy don't work out, GP is thinking CFS but not sure I believe in CFS except as a word to describe various and numerous symptoms.
Avatar n tn This same person has been a few times over the years for allergy skin tests and they tell her that she is only mildly allergic to this or that. The allergist told her that she is in the 20% that do not respond to allergy skin tests meaning that he does not know what she is allergic too but she is and thus she cannot get allergy shots because he does not know what she is allergic too? What is the answer? Have you ever heard of this happening to others?
Avatar n tn penicillin, Erc/ Zithromax, clydomyicin, anything penicllin related. Can take some sulfa drugs. Am so tired, and just out of energy. I'm not getting better just getting worse off. I am off to the hosp. tomorrow, they are usually at a loss on how to treat me...HELP. Thanks, very much.
242516 tn?1368227505 A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread. A bacteria is its own living cell and multiplies and spreads on its own and is easier to destroy in that process. Speaking of outbreaks, influenza is finally reaching Palo Alto right around now.
Avatar m tn This doesn't compute. Neither drug is in the penicillin category and both are commonly used in penicillin allergic patients. Azithro is very long acting and is normally given in a single dose for chlamydia or other STDs; I've never heard of it being prescribed it for 10 days.
Avatar n tn I will add to this that if an allergic reaction to penicillin is detected, that is is most prudent to shy away from another penicillin meds as an allergy to that line of medications has been established. Rather than risking another reaction, the doctor should have immediately gone to a sulpha med or another class of antibiotics. The use of Augmentin as a secondary line of treatment is only if the amoxicillin is not effective.
Avatar n tn Erythromycin Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic which has an antimicrobial spectrum similar to or slightly wider than that of penicillin, and is often used for people who have an allergy to penicillins. For respiratory tract infections, it has better coverage of atypical organisms, including mycoplasma and Legionellosis. It is also used to treat outbreaks of chlamydia, syphilis, acne, and gonorrhea.
Avatar n tn However, in the past few years, a particular strain of syphilis has become common in gay men in some communities, like San Francisco and Dublin Ireland, and likely is spreading elsewhere. This strain is entirely resistant to azithromycin (Zithromax) and probably to erythromycin as well. (Erythromycin hasn't been studied, but it is related to azithromycin.) If infected with one of those strains, erythromycin probably won't work at all.
Avatar f tn So long story short, I told him I want off the doxy and he switched me to Ceftin and Zithromax I believe. Have you guys heard of those and are they good? I don't know the exact dosages but I know they are high like 1000 mg a day. And yes, I am calling around to new LLMD's because this guy is a joke. Also, I know a lot of people that go to him and it seems like no one ever improves! Which is very scary.
Avatar n tn I have had every test possible, rheumatoid wise, blood, allergy, neuro, Brain, and even sleep studies. I just want my active life back, and my son to be okay. I feel in the dark, suffering massivly from this. Best of luck to the rest of you folks. I hope you all get well, honestly.
276730 tn?1327966546 The Z pack is antibiotics. Im allergic to penicillin and everything else it seems so thats all I can take to get rid of infection. Its called Zithromax. I NEVER got a sore throat before tx.A humidifier, naaa I would have to suffer more to to that. I never do what Im told. Im a non-conformist! Im sorry to hear about your dad.....I lost mine not long ago and life will never be the same. I miss him every waking second and never will really believe he's not here.
Avatar m tn It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
Avatar n tn After 2 days on the Penicillin, things were getting worse.....lots of drainage into my nose, eyes, and throat and pain. I went to see an Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon who took an xray, and said he thought I fractured my sinus and put me on Zithromax. This did nothing after 7 days, so I called my ENT, who put me on Vantin. I developed a rash on my stomach after being on that for 7 days, so he took me off that. I then was off antibiotics altogether for about 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Ruzzi: I share your pain. Have sr-throt, dripping, off/on voice loss for over a yr. Know how to work the system w/Dr's. Did back ofc for yrs. We have a problem I called `I Dunno'! I made it up! I'm well knowledged w/ anatomy/nervous system. After 13 ENT's, 2 clinics, your tests + others & procedures, I dunno sounds like a dx. Make sure U get copies of ALL tests/procedures. You are allowed to have these for `Your Home Health File'.
Avatar m tn • Your sinuses may react to an allergen, such as pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, or any other tiny particle you are allergic to, and your immune system will attack it and cause your nasal membranes to swell up and block your sinuses. In the case of pollen, it could be seasonable. A food allergy can also cause this condition. The discharge that results from this is usually clear or whitish. • A fungus, including mold, can settle in the nose and cause chronic sinusitis.
Avatar n tn The antibiotic was Zithromax. Once I noticed the Zithromax working, I applied hot compresses (and I mean HOT) to both armpits for about three days. Finally, after three days of hot compresses and about 5 days of Zithromax (Zithromax is only used for three to five days compared to most antibiotics which are 7-14 days), I decided I was going to try to get the nodules to drain. I'm a male, so I have armpit hair...
Avatar n tn Nasonex, is a nasal steroid which shrinks the swelling and decreases mucous production Clarinex, is an antihistamine and helps prevent the histamine hormone tell the body to produce mucous and fight the allergy Augmentin XR. is a broad spectrum extended release penicillin with clavulanate to fight penicillinase producing bacteria. used to kill bacteria.
Avatar n tn The few times we are able to get her hearing tested when there is no fluid she hears fine. She is now severely allergic to Ceclor (anaphylactic) and gets hives with Amoxil and Penicillin, as well as Demoral (tho not an antibiotic). She was never healthy enough to get tubes when little. She just finished 10 days of Biaxin a week ago, and within 3 days of finishing medicines was in severe pain again, another infection or I guess the old one wasn't completely gone.
Avatar n tn I had terrible allergies and asthma as child, but went 2x a week for several years for allergy shots. In my 20's and 30's I believe am almost allergy free. I live with 2 cats which I could have never have done as a child. Keep in mind the itching is also present in the right nipple. This often happens when the palm itching begins. I don't see any dryness on the nipple or the palms. Thank you for your help!
Avatar n tn I have very similar problems. I was on penicillin for a sore throat and 3 days after the meds finished I got another sore throat, this time really dry then I noticed my tongue was orange. It has been going on for a week and a half and I always feel dry and I have a lot of phlegm all day and the tongue colour goes up and down but always orange. From the posts it looks mostly like it must be to do with being on meds. We don't have many forest fires or the city pollution problems here!
Avatar n tn I am another sufferer, goodness there are tons of us are'nt there plus we ones we havent heard from, I got Chronic Urticaria and Dermographism(thats another nasty little twist on Hives) after Dental work in May, I was given high doses for pain of Advil, and also Penicillin, they used Nova caine and I even am told the Materials in root canals can cause it, so I have at least a few allerganons there could have triggered it, the heat doesnt help ,but didnt start it.
Avatar f tn Beside that i do have neck pain like other have mentionned (probably du to several fall on my head) and i also have many allergy. I eat a lots and well but i may not hydrate enough. Now i hope this will go away by itself if really nobody know for sure what it is...
Avatar n tn It is hard to explain but it is a miserable feeling.. I was recently on penicillin for a bladder infection and my mouth was so sore I could not eat. I am wondering if certain meds trigger this re-action. I am 71 years old and have had a few allergies and sinus problems, but otherwise in good health..I wish you all the very best and hope we can find something to stop this...
Avatar m tn i figured he must have a plan.she asked if i wanted her to call him and tell him to keep testing and i told her thats all right i can tell him since i had an appointment coming up.tested at 7 months still positive for nothing.hearing is starting to degrade eyesight diminishing.severe headache after long periods of physical activity muscle twitching ,muscle wasting ,numbness on side of face,burning feet ,sensitivity to loud noise .