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    After I had my first cysto on Tuesday my Doctor gave me a three day supply of Sulfamethox something-or-other pills. They were to prevent a UTI.
    Anyways, This morning I woke up with my face covered in hives. Could it be from the pills? It is listed as a side affect but I finished the last pills on Friday morning.
    Do you have to take antibiotics right after every cysto?

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    Yes, it is possible to develop an allergy to an antibiotic. Be very sure to tell your doctor about your reaction and ask specifically which antibiotics you need to avoid in the future. I can't stress too strongly how important this can be. If you take the same antibiotic in the future, you could have an extremely serious reaction.

    Sending healing thoughts,
    Donna
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    • #3
      Yes, it is possible. I've developed many allergies to antibiotics as an adult. In fact, I wear a medic alert bracelet with them listed because it's such a standard procedure to give antibiotics with surgery. My doctor said he always gives antibiotics with cystoscopies (even in-office ones) to prevent infection.

      Don't worry though. I'm allergic to 5 antibiotic classes and they've never had trouble finding me another one to take.

      (By the way, sulfa allergies are very common).
      Kadi

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      • #4
        Thank you! I still have hives today. But I guess it could be worse. I'll be sure to tell my Doctor.

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        • #5
          Sulpha gives me hives and blisters--including places where you don't want to have them!

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          • #6
            Hi I went through the same problem years ago with sulfa drugs, an experience I never want to repeat. I also wear a medic alert bracelet with the drugs I cannot tolerate on it.Take care and a hug Iris. hi hat
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