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Penicillin suggested during pregnancy for tonsillitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My wife is 7 months pregnant and has the early stages of tonsillitis, according to her doctor. The doctor recommended Penicilin 1.2(regular) for 7-8 days. Is this a safe approach?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may I know her age please?
User :   hello
User :   26
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what are her present symptoms?
User :   soar throat, doctor confirmed early stage of tonsilitis
User :   runny nose too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, it is safe to take penicillin if she is not allergic to it, as suggested by her doctor on examining her.
User :   ok, great thank you!
Doctor :   Penicillin is considered a safe drug in pregnancy , and can be given for tonsillitis as well.
Doctor :   but her doctor needs to check if she is allergic to penicillin before administering it.
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