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if my husband is allergic to penicillin and I am taking it can we have sex

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Generally: But there will be some penicillin in your semen. If she has had a life-threatening reaction to penicillin, you should abstain; if she had a milder rea ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Interesting questions. Yes, you will most likely 'breakout' in a rash if you are allergic to penicillin. Can you have sex with a person who is takin ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Don't stop early: It's never a good idea to stop taking antibiotics early w/o physician telling you to do so. Stopping early increases risk for developing resistance su ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all.: Have fun!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: his level of sensitivity, but probably yes. If he has true allergy to penicillin with anaphylaxis, you might want to be more careful. But usually al ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: This is not likely to happen.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Penicillin Allergy: You can have sex now. There is no transfer of the penicillin in your semen.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Probably not: There isn't a lot of transmission of fluids from women to men during intercourse; this is more likely to be a problem for a penicillin-allergic woman ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Sex and Kiss: Absolutely not! Please wait a while!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But if your partner gave you syphilis it is also important to be tested for other stds, and seriously consider having your partner use condoms in the ... Read More

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