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Doctor insights on: If My Mom Has Allergic Reactions To Penicillin Is There A Chance I Could Be Allergic Too

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If my mom has allergic reactions to penicillin is there a chance I could be allergic too?

If my mom has allergic reactions to penicillin is there a chance I could be allergic too?

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 develop allergic reactions as well. Allergies typically develop following repeated exposures to something. ...Read more

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My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

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 other symptoms and particularly fever she should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a mom to pass on an allergy to penicillin to her child?

Is it possible for a mom to pass on an allergy to penicillin to her child?

Generally no: A tendency to have allergies can be passed along in families. However, a specific allergy, such as to penicillin, does not. To become allergic to a substance, it usually takes repeated exposures to that substance. ...Read more

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If my mum is allergic to penicillin what are the chances that I am too?

If my mum is allergic to penicillin what are the chances that I am too?

Penicillin allergy: Up to 1/10 people are reported to have Penicillin allergy. Unfortunately it is often over diagnosed, often because of a rash from a viral illness. This underlies the importance of using antibiotics wisely. There is a family history but not enough to avoid the medication. Testing can be done to assess penicillin allergy and there is treatment to help. Chances are you have received Penicillin? ...Read more

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I started taking cephalexin. As I have had mild allergic reaction to penicillin, should I expect serious allergic reactions to this medicatiion?

I started taking cephalexin. As I have had mild allergic reaction to penicillin, should I expect serious allergic reactions to this medicatiion?

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 history of penicillin allergy. However, if you had a severe anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, I would suggest an allergy consult just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can a person who is allergic to penicillin also have adverse reactions to fruit mold?

Yes/unrelated: People that are allergic to penicillin can be allergic to "fruit mold" but they are completely different reactions and are unrelated. The "fruit mold" that you are mentioning is probably pennicilium — the mold that actually makes penicillin. However, allergic reactions to those are separate and unrelated. ...Read more

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Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex. ...Read more

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I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity)reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfortunately the actual symptoms of drug reactions are typically poorly documented. The good news : Penicillin allergy tends to fade with time so there is an excellent chance that you are no longer allergic. A penicillin skin test can determine this ...Read more

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How do you know if you are allergic to penicillin?

Testing: Careful history can still elicit whether you are truly allergic to penicillin, or if in doubt, and you really need to take the drug, very rare instance by the way, you can be tested and given the drug, but by an experienced professional, an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

Piperacillin/tazobac: This compound contains a penicillin derivative and if you have a documented allergy to penicillin you should never ever take this drug. ...Read more

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What is penicillin? Why are some people allergic to it?

What is penicillin? Why are some people allergic to it?

Antimicrobial agent: No one really knows why people become allergic to this drug or any other for that matter. It attaches to a protein molecule as a hapten and the immune system confuses this resultant molecule with an invader and mounts an errant response typically reserved for parasites. Fortunately penicillin allergy may fade with time and can be demonstrated with a skin test. ...Read more

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What can doctors use if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Alternatives: Are available, even if there are no alternatives and penicillin is the only drug to treat a condition that you have, very rare by the way, you can still receive it by a special way (desensitization) by an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me how penicillin cause allergic reaction?

Can you tell me how penicillin cause allergic reaction?

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 system mistakenly forms IgE antibodies. The combination activates Mast cells which then release various, potent biochemical mediators that have various effects on multiple organ systems including the skin, lungs and blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Yes: Acidophilus and penicillin have a low chance of interaction. Acidophilus itself should not contain any cross-reactive allergens similar to penicillin. ...Read more

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Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Side effects: Side effects include GI upset possible diarrhea and rash. Allergic hives swallowing and breathing difficulties. The latter can be life threatening events and emergent tax needed. ...Read more

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What maleria tablets can I take if im allergic to penicillin?

What maleria tablets can I take if im allergic to penicillin?

Malaria tablets: Potentially any. There isn't an association between penicillin allergy and allergy to any malaria medication, whether it is for prevention or treatment. The two antibiotics used for malaria are tetracycline and sulfonamides, but these are not related to penicillin and do not have cross-sensitivity to it. ...Read more

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What else can I take if I am allergic to penicillin & e-mycin?

What else can I take if I am allergic to penicillin & e-mycin?

See below: Depends on what you are treating Cleocin is good for skin infections
avelox for respiratory Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for urine tract infections. ...Read more

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What occurs if you ate bread mould and are allergic to penicillin?

What occurs if you ate bread mould and are allergic to penicillin?

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, but should not induce an allergic reaction if penicillin allergic. An allergist can test for penicillin drug allergy as 75% of people will lose this allergy after 15 years of avoidance. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin will you be allergic to piperacillin?

If you are allergic to penicillin will you be allergic to piperacillin?

We assume yes: We assume yes but since many people's allergies are not correct — eg they had coincidental rash while on penicillin, etc it may or may not be true. Since we almost never need to use penicillin so if you tell us you are allergic we usually will not chance a reaction. ...Read more

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I accidentally took amoxicillin and I'm allergic to penicillin what should I do?

Watch symptoms: There is sometimes cross allergic reactivity between penicillin and amoxcillin but frequently not. Many with penicillin allergy actually do not have it at all. Simply monitor your symptoms for the next 4-10 hours and if you do not experience coughing, throat tightening, wheeing or respiratory distress, then you are probably OK. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

You shouldn't: But it has nothing to do with penicillin allergy. The two drugs are totally unrelated, but mdma is a dangerous drug in kids, even more so in a 39-year old, who should have given up that kind of nonsense long ago. Many mdma pills are not pure, and may contain other related chemicals, some of which are even more dangerous than the ecstacy itself. Molly, a particular brand of mdma has caused deaths. ...Read more

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What happens if I kiss my boyfriend who's taking penicillin if im allergic to it?

What happens if I kiss my boyfriend who's taking penicillin if im allergic to it?

Probably: It would be unlikely to develop an allergic reaction from touching another person who has been taking an antibiotic that a person is sensitive to. With that said, there could be enough haptenated penicillin metabolites in bodily secretions to trigger a reaction in a highly allergic person. In other words, closed mouth kissing should be safe. ...Read more

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I just ate a mini chocolate hostess cupcake and noticed it had mold. I'm allergic to penicillin what should I do?

I just ate a mini chocolate hostess cupcake and noticed it had mold.  I'm allergic to penicillin what should I do?

That doesn't mean: That you ingested penicillin. If you develop no health problems — just be a bit more careful with checking food beforehand. If you develop any significant symptoms then you can get checked out — but my guess is that you will be fine. Take care. ...Read more