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If my wife is allergic to penicillin and I take something that has penicillin in it, can we have sex?

If my wife is allergic to penicillin and I take something that has penicillin in it, can we have sex?

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 reaction, she should be prepared to experience some vaginal itching after intercourse (assuming, by the fact that you asked the question, that you don't use condoms - if you do, there's no problem). ...Read more

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Can someone breakout if they are allergic to penicillin and have sex with someone who is taking it?

Can someone breakout if they are allergic to penicillin and have sex with someone who is taking it?

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 taking penicillin if you are allergic to penicillin? Yes. There should be no problem generally speaking. Of course, if there is penicillin residue on their lips or mouth, I suppose you might have a reaction - but it all depends on how allergic you are. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is allergic to penicillin am I am taking it for an ear infection. Can we kiss or have sex without it affecting him?

My boyfriend is allergic to penicillin am I am taking it for an ear infection. Can we kiss or have sex without it affecting him?

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 allergies are not anaphylactic, but skin reaction or some other minor reaction. True anaphylactic allergy is rare. ...Read more

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My wife is severely allergic to penicillin, I stopped my course 4 days ago. Is it ok for us to have sex?

My wife is severely allergic to penicillin, I stopped my course 4 days ago. Is it ok for us to have sex?

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 such that bacteria learn to defend against that particular antibiotic eg penicillin, which won't work in future. Even if wife is severely allergic to penicillin, having sex while/after taking penicillin should not affect her, unless she ingests penicil ...Read more

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If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

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 whose male partner is taking penicillin. ...Read more

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If my partner and I were treated today for syphillis with a shot I penicillin, can we have intercourse?

If my partner and I were treated today for syphillis with a shot I penicillin, can we have intercourse?

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 future. ...Read more

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My husband is taking penicillan for tooth, can that cause me to get a yeast infection durning intercourse?

My husband is taking penicillan for tooth, can that cause me to get a yeast infection durning intercourse?

Pen and yeast inf.: The short answer is no. You can get a yeast infection if you take his penicillin. However, you can get a yeast infection just from having sex. The penicillin will have nothing to do with it unless you take the medication orally. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin, my girlfriend has been taking penicillin antibiotics for a surgery, will it affect me while having sex?

Possible: Penicillin allergy from sexual contact has been reported although it must be rare as I have not seen a patient reporting this problem. If you have anaphylaxis to penicillin, you should use a condom until 48 hrs after she has completed the course of penicillin just to be safe. If the reaction is just a skin rash, it would be your choice to use condom or not. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin and took some accidentally. What should I do?

I'm allergic to penicillin and took some accidentally. What should I do?

Be ready: People's reactions are usually (but not always) similar each time they take the same amount (dose) the same way (by mouth, injected, etc). You can use that as a guide to the kind of treatment you will need. If your reaction was severe, go the er, by ambulance if you have no one to drive you. Discuss with your doctor beforehand, not everyone who thinks they are allergic to penicillin actually is. ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to penicillin and to cefzil--is this common?

My daughter is allergic to penicillin and to cefzil--is this common?

Yes: The two antibiotics share a common structure that can trigger an allergic response to both. There are some people that are allergic to one but not the other. It is all in how the individual's system reacts to taking the med. Thankfully there are other abx that share no common structures to these 2 that could be used if needed. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin and I have tonsillitis what should I do if surgery?

I am allergic to penicillin and I have tonsillitis what should I do if surgery?

Alternatives: There are plenty of non-penicillin alternatives that can be used; Erythromycin is one of the most common. If you really need to be treated with a penicillin derivative, your allergist can desensitize you prior to starting the antibiotic. But it is always best to use an alternative so that you don't run the risk of having a penicillin reaction. ...Read more

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What else can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin and sulfa neosporin?

What else can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin and sulfa neosporin?

Depends what for: For instance cipro, (ciprofloxacin) zithromycin ; Nitrofurantoin would both be quite safe. Cephalosporins, such as Keflex or suprax are probably safe, but there is some cross-reactivity at times between penillins ; cephalosporins. Trimthoprim without sulfa would also be ok but bacrtim or septra because they contain sulfa. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to penicillin, and will I have to get expensive antibiotics instead?

Am I allergic to penicillin, and will I have to get expensive antibiotics instead?

Allergy test.: Penicillin allergy testing is available. A series of skin scratches, followed by under the skin tests are performed over 30-40 minutes. If they show no reaction, then a dose of penicillin may be given in the doctor's office to confirm beyond a doubt that there is no immediate reaction. By returning penicillin and other antibiotic choices, cost-effective treatments become available again. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin, and you also not get the flu shot?

If you are allergic to penicillin, and you also not get the flu shot?

No relation: Being allergic to penicillin does not put the affected individual at risk to develop severe reaction to flu shot. ...Read more

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Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

Get the flu shot: Antibiotic allergies do not preclude one from getting the flu shot. Similarly, egg allergy does not preclude one from getting the flu shot. If you are egg allergic discuss with your allergists how the get the flu shot. There are published guidelines on how to administer the flu vaccine in the patient who is egg allergic. The previous suggestions that egg allergy precludes flu shot is not correct. ...Read more

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What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

See below: In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to penicillin and eat berries with mold, will I have a reaction?

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). Penicillium species are found all over the world, and are sometimes involved in food spoilage, so there is a chance that mold growing on berries could be of the penicillium variety. I advise not eating moldy fruit. ...Read more

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Can an allergist do testing to see if you are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs?

Can an allergist do testing to see if you are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs?

Yes: There are good, validated tests to penicillin. There are no commercially available tests to sulfonamides, but skin testing +/- oral challenge is still feasible. You should check with your allergist first. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

Talk to doctor: I think catching a strep infection from camping is at the very low risk category. You should be more worried over GI or sinus issues. Discuss with your doctor re the best choice for your travel destination since clindamycin may lead to serious GI issue for some people and this is not something you would ever want to suffer in a remote area. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin and I have been prescribed 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil can I take it?

I am allergic to penicillin and I have been prescribed 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil can I take it?

Possibly: Approximately 16% of individuals with true penicillin allergies will have a cross reactivity with cephalosporin antibiotics, like Cefuroxime axetil. Best to discuss with your prescribing doctor whether or not he or she believes you have a true allergy to penicillin vs. A side effect reaction to penicillin. ...Read more