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if you are allergic to penicillin and eat moldy bread

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: Mold on bread is harmless. I am glad everything is well with you.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Most mold on bread is rhizopus, not penicillium, and would not cause a reaction in those with allergy to the drug penicillin. There have been a few pe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing serious: Penicillin currently in use as an antibiotic is synthetic and not related to the mold spores found on bread. The bread mold may not taste so good, bu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You should be safe: There are many mold species that grow on bread, so the mold may not even produce penicillin. Also, the amount of drug in the mold is relatively low. I ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Allergic reaction is very specific and there is very little evidence that mixing foods induces new allergens although it is theoretically possible.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Even though onions are grown in the ground, eating them should not be a problem even if you are allergic to mold. But, one can be allergic to onions ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No issues: Current formulations of penicillin are synthetic and not cross reactive to naturally occurring molds. Eating mold doesn't sound to appetizing, but li ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
There are many...: ...Many, many kinds of mold. You will have a reaction if you allergic to penicillin and you eat the type of mold that makes penicillin (penicillium). ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not the same: The color of bleu cheese is not produced by penicillium, although imagine that if it sat around long enuf and became contaminated this could grow on i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Basic ingredients in hummus are chickpea, tahani (sesame seeds), garlic and lemon. Although both peanut and chickpea are legumes, probably 90% of pea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moldy sauce: You may develop gastrointestinal upset if anything, but no allergic symptoms.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Kao
Dr. Neil Kao answered
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Casein is a protein found in animal milks. People should avoid triggers of allergic reactions. However there are many, many other proteins in foods ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Neither has anything to do with penicillin.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy vs sensitive: Ingestion of wheat in a person with true ige wheat allergy could be fatal as with any food allergy. However in a person with gluten (non ige) sensitiv ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Usully only very small childrenunder 2 are affected by diet -does not matter what you eat.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably: Seaweeds are plants. Seafood includes only animals. Start with a small bite and wait a couple of days to see if you are ok.
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Many people with milk allergy can tolerated baked milk and cheese. If you have questions, consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, it would be best t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Kiwi: You can also be allergic to latex, so you need to be careful with latex products.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Any without gluten: Soy, red meat, fish, chicken are all good sources of non-gluten protein.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Oh no it won't!: And don't try it, it may kill you!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Safe But Careful: It is saie if you are not allergic to pollens,because if you are allergic it can cause hives,shortness of breath,swelling and life threatening Anaphla ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Be sure of your allergies by testing with your allergist. They will give you alist. A lot of folks are not allergic , but if you are, it can be dead ... Read More
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