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Allergic to penicillin

12/29/2006

Question:

I am allergic to penicillan and was just wondering what antibiotic i can take for an absessed tooth?

Answer:

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. 

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Response by:

Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati