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Confusion About Proper Use of Antibiotics

Confusion About Proper Use of Antibiotics

Injection site reactions of redness and tenderness are not uncommon following COVID-19 vaccinations. These symptoms typically resolve over the following 4 to 5 days. A more pronounced, delayed hypersensitivity skin reaction, consisting of a very large area of redness,...
Managing Penicillin Allergy

Managing Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin “allergy” is reported in 10% of the US population; however, 95% of these patients do not have a clinically significant allergy and actually tolerate this drug class. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Infectious Diseases Society of...
Managing Penicillin Allergy

Stronger Warnings (Again) for Fluoroquinolones

The FDA is requiring strengthened warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, delafloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin) – this time for mental health side effects and serious blood sugar disturbances. These are the latest in a series of...
Managing Penicillin Allergy

Antibiotics Overused For Sinusitis

According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 acute sinusitis cases are caused by a virus, and antibiotics are not useful. When acute bacterial sinusitis is diagnosed, a 5 to 7-day course of antibiotics is recommended for most patients by the Infectious Diseases Society of...