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Penicillin Trigger P?
Great site, as always. My
question is: Have any P
sufferers had issues when taking penicillin for other 'normal' health
concerns? Whenever I get prescribed these pills (for example; for an ear
infection), my P flares up, to say the least. In short, I hate having to
take them, because I know for the next 10 days and despite being virtually
'scale-free' — I will become a bright red, scaly dragon! (And when I say
10 days, as we all know, penicillin must be taken until the 7 or 10 day
period is up).
I wonder what
would be a Derms' point of view on this?
Ed -James D.
Response: I, too, wonder what the derms might say about this.
I’ve not heard anything about penicillin being a “trigger”
but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t.
As we all know, triggers are nearly as diverse as flakers.
It does occur
to me that the infections penicillin is used to treat might also have
something to do with your flares. (E.g.,
It’s well known that strep infection
If any reader
has determined or heard about any connection between P and penicillin,
please drop us a line.
While we’re waiting, James, just don’t get anymore ear infections. -Ed