Allergic To Penicillin 50 Year Ago. Can I Take Amoxicillin For Swollen Gland And Chest Infection?

1 Reply Updated



Conversation Starter

Sharon Says:


Fifty years ago I was only slightly allergic to penicillin with rash on my butt. Currently, I've been sick with a bug going around for a week and a half now. Almost better except my gland hurts when I swallow and swollen and still slight congestion in my chest. I have 500 mg of Amoxil in my home. Is this okay to take this? It is the weekend and can't get to doctors and I do not want to pay the outrageous fee in urgent care.
I also have another question. I have bottles of antibiotics that look the same as when I get a prescription that were for my Labrador dog. Are these the same as human drugs? My research says they are.



Showing Replies 1 - 1 of 1 RSS Feed


Page of 1     Sorted By:
1
Verwon Says:

Hello, Sharon! How are you?

It should be safe, but there is a chance that you may be allergic to it, as well.

However, there is also a chance that rash 50 years ago wasn't an allergy, but rather a normal side effect. Antibiotics can cause a non-allergic skin rash in some people that take them, along with other side effects, as listed by the FDA, which may include nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhea.

The main issue is that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, so if your symptoms are just due to a cold or flu, then it would be inappropriate to take one, since the are caused by viruses. Thus, it would be best to consult your doctor.

Is there anything else I can help with?

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     2     0  


Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply


More Discussions:

Allergic to penicillin 50 year ago. Can I take amoxicillin ?
Fifty years ago I was only slightly allergic to penicillin with rash on my butt. Currently, I've been sick with a bu... 4 replies
allergic to penicillin can i take 500 mg amoxicillin
500 my amoxicilin. Can I take this for my spider bite that's now infected and for infection in my gums. I'm also... 1 reply
Allergic to penicillin - can i take amoxicillin?
I was given something to counteract what I took when I overdosed and came up with hives. I've been told I now have a... 3 replies
i was drinking amoxicillin n its not doing anything for my tooth infection and now my throat is hurting can i take ciprofloxacin instead
I was taken Amoxicillin that my dentist Rx to me but its been 3 days now N I have developed a sore throat witch the Amox... 6 replies
can i take penicillin and amoxicillin at the same time
My dentist gave me 5 days of amoxicillin they didnt work i went to a & e and the doctor gave me pencilin. Is it ok t... 6 replies
can i use amoxicillin 875 mg for chest infections?
mucus ,short of breathe, minor wheezing, coughing ## Hello, Wes! How are you? This is an antibiotic, so it will only hel... 2 replies
I took Amoxicillin for 2 days and can't hold my baby who is allergic
A few weeks ago I was sick and was prescribed Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium tablets 875/125 mg to take twice a d... 1 reply
Moms alergic to penicillin can she take amoxicillin?
My mom is allergic to penicillin but at the dentist they prescribed her amoxcillin although she let them know that she w... 3 replies
allergic to Amoxicillin, can I take Aleve
If I'm allergic to antibiotic - Amoxicillin, can I take the medicine - Aleve?? If I'm allergic to antibiotic - A... 1 reply
Can I take amoxicillin if I'm allergic to cedax
Will I have an allergic reaction if I take amoxicillin after being allergic to cedax? ## In theory, yes, because it is a... 1 reply


Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 13 February 2015.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA