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My 4 year old son has strep. He is allergic to penicillin and we are unable to get him to take the oral medication that was prescribed to us. Is there an injection that is not penicillin based?
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Doctor: Dr. Hasan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thanks a lot for waiting. I am sorry to hear about your problem. I am going to address your primary concern but later you can ask anything you want. There are many alternatives in such cases. One such is injection Cephradine. It is not penicillin and it is effective against strep. I hope this helps you. I wish your son good luck and that he gets well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always. Regards

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do you get the Cephradine injection 1 time, or do you need to get it multiple times?
Doctor: Dr. Hasan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

It has to be given multiple times, usually 3 times a day. The organisms involved in strep are gram positive so this is the second most effective antibiotic against it. I wish your son good luck and that he gets well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always. Regards

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Doctor: Dr. Hasan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you need any further assistance. I am an ENT specialist and I deal with this daily. Regards

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