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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 ...

    Symptoms Causes and diagnosis Treatment and complications

    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...

    Preventing Infection after Splenectomy 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 ...

    Causes and diagnosis Symptoms Treatment and prognosis

    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...

    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...

    Name Changes of Medicines Conditions

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

    Tonsillitis Professional

    Amoxicillin should be avoided if there is a possibility of glandular fever. If penicillin-allergic, a 10-day course of clarithromycin is recommended. [ 5 ] R...

    Peritonsillar Abscess Professional

    Intravenous antibiotics give higher blood levels than oral therapy and are usually used. Penicillin, cephalosporins, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid and clindamycin are all appropriate antib...

    Sydenham's Chorea Professional

    This may be partially due to penicillin but improved social conditions and a natural reduction in the virulence of the streptococci have also played a role [ 1 , 7 ] . , haloperidol syden...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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.

    Symptoms Causes Treatment Outlook and Prevention

    Syphilis Professional

    Late latent syphilis: benzathine penicillin weekly for three weeks is first-line. Neurosyphilis: procaine penicillin 1.8-2.4 units once daily (IM, for 14 days) with oral probeneci...

    Blind Treatment of Bacterial Infection Professional

    If allergic to penicillin, clarithromycin 250 mg-500 mg BD for 10 days. Otitis media in childhood Many are viral - 80% resolve without antibiotics.

    Cellulitis and Erysipelas Professional

    Flucloxacillin is sometimes given with penicillin V. However, there are no published randomised controlled trials comparing flucloxacillin monotherapy with a combination of flucloxacillin and...

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