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Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

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Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Jarriko » August 6th, 2009, 8:22 pm

So I'm due to ship out to Basic Training in a couple weeks. At Reception Battalion, I will be receiving a penicillin shot. I just found out my mom is allergic to penicillin. I'm not sure if I'm allergic because my medical records don't show anything about me being allergic. I guess I'm just a little iffy on it and am looking for some insight and advice for the situation. Thank you.
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Flesh Thorn » August 6th, 2009, 8:43 pm

I didn't know they gave out antibiotics just for the hell of it. Where did you hear about getting a penicillin injection ?
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Jarriko » August 6th, 2009, 8:47 pm

Ranger Flesh Thorn,
A friend of mine called from reception and mentioned it. I have also seen posts all over the internet about it.
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Flesh Thorn » August 6th, 2009, 8:58 pm

Jarriko wrote:Ranger Flesh Thorn,
A friend of mine called from reception and mentioned it. I have also seen posts all over the internet about it.


Then it must be true. I am not up on medical practices at reception station and I suppose I could be proven wrong, but does it make sense that you would receive an injection of an antibiotic without having been diagnosed with a bacterial infection ?
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Jarriko » August 6th, 2009, 9:06 pm

Flesh Thorn wrote:
Jarriko wrote:Ranger Flesh Thorn,
A friend of mine called from reception and mentioned it. I have also seen posts all over the internet about it.


Then it must be true. I am not up on medical practices at reception station and I suppose I could be proven wrong, but does it make sense that you would receive an injection of an antibiotic without having been diagnosed with a bacterial infection ?


That's exactly what my recruiter and I were wondering. It doesn't make very much sense...maybe we can get some more feedback and clarification from some guys who get out of basic or something. So do you think I should just mention that my mom is allergic even though I've never been medically diagnosed with it?
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Flesh Thorn » August 7th, 2009, 3:31 am

Jarriko wrote:
So do you think I should just mention that my mom is allergic even though I've never been medically diagnosed with it?


I think you may want to mention that you suffer from hypochondria.
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Fish » August 7th, 2009, 7:49 am

I have never seen such worry over trivial shit. Yes, they give an injection at reception. Just tell them you are allergic, and drive on.
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Silverback » August 7th, 2009, 8:09 am

Most likely (and this is a grand supposition) what is being given is actually a Bicillin injection and not Penicillin. I know in the past the Army has given Bicillin to soldiers to bolster immunity against respiratory infections which are common among large groups of personnel who are housed and sleep in close proximity.

If I am correct here is the information: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/bicillin-la-suspension.html

If I am incorrect...well then good luck with that!
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Re: Penicillin shot, possibly alergic.

PostAuthor: Zonk 1/75 » August 7th, 2009, 12:28 pm

Ask Mommy if you ever had any known allergy and report any when you Med in. Tell them that your mom is allergic to Penicillin. The reason one asks about Penicillin allergies is because there are many alternatives they can offer as needed.

Now stop dwelling on stupid shit and work on your pushups..............
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