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Allergic to antibiotic

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: Wed Nov 06 2019 15:27:25 GMT+0800 (+08)
Anonymous 3 months

Hi, i was given metronidazole by my dentist for my gum infection. After taking it i have severe itchiness and swollen, so I took antihistamine to overcome it and it did. But now, what antibiotic should I take to replace metronidazole? kindly advise, thanks

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 3 months
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Hello, thank you for asking.

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Based on the above information, we understand your concern about the problem you’re having. For your information, antibiotic is a type of medication that need a doctor’s prescription. If you suspect that you were allergic to a certain antibiotic, it is best that you consult a doctor to change your medication and it’s prescription. Also, it is advised that you should always inform your next healthcare provider about your allergy in fear of any adverse effect occuring.

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Last Updated: Wed Nov 06 2019 15:27:25 GMT+0800 (+08)
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