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if my mom has allergic reactions to penicillin is there a chance i could be allergic too

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: While specific allergies do not run in families, a tendency to allergies can. Since your mom has allergies, there is an increased chance that you may ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mostly not: The incidence of cephalexin allergy in patients with penicillin allergy is in the single digit % and likely not much different from patient without a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
More likely the pcn: What kind of allergic reaction did you have?
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Depends: It depends on the individual. If you've never had a reaction, the first reaction may take several days of therapy to show up. If you've had a previous ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
May be normal: Depending on what kind of reaction to penicillin you had, 3 weeks out from a reaction, it may be reasonable for your skin to still feel more sensitive ... Read More
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A 96-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See an allergist for: Allergy testing to penicillin.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Please define: When i say "hypersensitivity" i mean allergy. Please ask your question again describing what your hypersensitive reaction entailed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgE antibodies: Penicillin binds to a protein in the blood and the combination is treated as an invader. Instead of creating the usual IgG antibodies the immune syst ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Side effects: Side effects include GI upset possible diarrhea and rash. Allergic hives swallowing and breathing difficulties. The latter can be life threatening ev ... Read More

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