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    Scarlet Fever Conditions

    If the child is allergic to penicillin then erythromycin or clarithromycin can be used instead. But penicillin is the best for scarlet fever so it's important to check if the ...

    Summary Symptoms Causes and diagnosis Treatment and complications

    Preventing Infection after Splenectomy or if you do not have a Working Spleen Conditions

    If you take a small dose of an antibiotic each day, it will prevent some serious infections. Penicillin is the usual antibiotic prescribed. Most people do not have any side-effects from the d...

    Rheumatic Fever Conditions

    Usually this bug just causes a really sore throat or a bad skin infection which can be easily treated with the antibiotic penicillin. For most people that is the end of the problem but in ...

    Summary Causes and diagnosis Symptoms Treatment and prognosis

    Drug Allergy Professional

    If a patient with infectious mononucleosis is given ampicillin or amoxicillin there will almost invariably be a rash and the patient will probably be incorrectly labelled as allergic to penicillin...

    Name Changes of Medicines Conditions

    These are listed below: Former BAN New rINN amethocaine aminacrine amoxycillin amphetamine amylobarbitone sodium beclomethasone bendrofluazide benzhexol benzphet...

    Pneumonia Conditions

    If you are allergic to penicillin (amoxicillin is a type of penicillin) your doctor will prescribe an alternative that works just as well.

    Summary Symptoms Causes Treatment Outlook and Prevention

    Drug Allergy Conditions

    One study confirmed true allergy in only 1 in 10 people who thought they were allergic to penicillin. Often they had a rash in childhood at the same time as taking penicillin and jus...

    Housemaid's Knee (Prepatellar Bursitis) Conditions

    Whilst waiting for the results, they may prescribe some antibiotics for you to take (for example, flucloxacillin with phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin V) , or co-amoxiclav ). Usually...

    Impetigo Conditions

    However, if you are allergic to penicillin, the recommended alternative is oral clarithromycin for the same length of time. Avoiding passing impetigo on to others As impetigo is con...

    Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) Conditions

    Most ESBL-producing E. coli are resistant to many commonly used antibiotic medicines such as cephalosporins and penicillins. Two antibiotics that have been effective are nitrofurantoin an...

    Scarlet Fever Professional

    Medical treatment [ 9 ] Antibiotics. Penicillin or azithromycin if penicillin-allergic are the treatments of choice given for a full 10 days.

    Rheumatic Fever Professional

    Drugs Penicillin is given to eradicate any organisms still present. In allergy to penicillin, erythromycin or a cephalosporin is recommended. , streptococcal infectious disease...

    Leptospirosis and Weil's Disease Conditions

    The antibiotics most frequently used are a penicillin antibiotic ( amoxicillin or ampicillin ) or doxycycline . Antibiotics are usually prescribed as soon as possible after ...

    Hereditary Spherocytosis Conditions

    After a splenectomy, people with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) will require lifelong preventative antibiotics - such as low-dose penicillin or erythromycin. It may also be sensible for them t...

    Hives (Acute Urticaria) Conditions

    Allergies to medicines such as penicillin, aspirin, anti-inflammatory painkillers, etc. A viral infection such as a cold or flu can trigger an urticarial rash in some people.

    Sore Throat Conditions

    If you are allergic to penicillin you may be treated with erythromycin or clarithromycin . What things should I look out for?

    Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction Professional

    Judicious selection of antibiotics with a lower risk of Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is helpful if the clinical situation allows it - eg, azithromycin therapy in HIV-positive patients with early syphil...

    Frontal Bone Osteomyelitis Professional

    Antibiotics are usually of the penicillin group, eg high dose IV benzylpenicillin for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of oral amoxicillin.

    Helicobacter Pylori Professional

    For people allergic to penicillin use a PPI, clarithromycin and metronidazole - all twice a day for seven days. For people allergic to penicillin who have previous...

    Rat-bite Fever Professional

    Management Penicillin is the first-line therapy. [ 4 ] Tetracycline is an alternative in those who are penicillin-allergic. [ 1 , 4 ] Complications [ 1 ] Parotitis ...

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