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Penicillin transmitted through sex

A 40-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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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: It is not clear how much penicillin would get into your seminal fluid, if any, but to be safe, you should wear a condom when having intercourse.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably: Depends on the type of reaction she gets. If anaphylactic shock you had best see an allergist.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can. He won't be exposed to penicillin by having sex with you.
A 36-year-old male asked:
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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 36-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Benz. Penicillin : Without more history to go on i would have to assume that this medication was used to treat syphilis. If so you should not expose anyone to your bl ... Read More
A 49-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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likel ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all.: Have fun!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No but . . .: The fact that one partner takes medication to which other is allergic really shouldn't impact allergic partner, assuming that all traces have been wip ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Pennella
Specializes in General Practice
Breastfeeding abx: Yes. It is okay. It does go into his milk but it shouldn't affect him. Go to the pediatrician or primary doctor if you notice him having any changes.
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