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Monday, March 2, 2015
Allergic to penicillin
I am allergic to penicillan and was just wondering what antibiotic i can take for an absessed tooth?
There are alternative medications; most likely your doctor would want to use something like clindamycin or erythromycin. If you require a penicillin or penicillin derivative, then you should see an allergist for appropriate testing and treatment.
Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati