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Penicillin (BetaLactam) allergy

Infections are very common in the Paediatric age group. Beta lactam (Penicilin) antibiotics remain the first line of choice for antibiotics, if required. They are very safe, cheap and narrow spectrum. It was fortunately the first antibiotic to be discovered and remains the safest amongst all others. Many children are thought to react in form of a rash, to penicillin group of antibiotics and get labelled as ‘penicillin allergic’, though the actual incidence is very low. Subsequently they are given alternative antibiotics which are more expensive, have major side effects… Read more Penicillin (BetaLactam) allergy

Penicillin allergy

Penicillin was the first antibiotic to be discovered and fortunately the best one ! It is extrremely safe and very cheap. It kills the most common bugs and is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic in the world. Allergy to Penicillin is the most common drug allergy. It can be fatal as well. Penicillin or Penicllin derivateives (beta lactam antibiotics) like Ampicillin, Amoxicillin, Flucloxacillin and Co-amoxiclav (Augmentin) are prescribed for common infections like tonsillitis, ear infections, chest infections etc. Some children (and adults) develope a reaction after these drugs in form… Read more Penicillin allergy