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Is It Dangerous To Eat Moldy Bread If You Have A Penicillin Allergy
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 penicillium molds producing penicillin found in some sausages and cheeses, but generally, there probably is not enough penicillin to cause a reaction, since this is almost never seen. The usda recommends that moldy breads be discarded for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Penicillin allergy can be classified as an ige mediated immediate immune reaction in which a patient develops an allergic reaction to the break-down products of penicillin leading to allergy cell activation and mast cell release within 30 minutes to a few hours or it can be a delayed t cell mediated immune reaction in which patients develop a skin rash days after being ...Read more
Vegetarian/vegan : Seafood should contain no shellfish. It would be made with plant ingredients made to mimic the taste of shellfish. Therefore, if it is purely vegetarian or vegan it should be fine. Of course, you should always check or ask about the ingredients and about whether the preparation facility also processes seafood and could, therefore, cause cross contamination. ...Read more
Not at all: The danger would be if you aspirated it into your lungs. If you're not coughing violently that probably didn't happen. In the GI tract it will be mostly digested. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?
Food allergy : When you have a real food allergy, you have more risk of developing other allergies including different food. Tropical fruit and string beans should not cross react. It is rare to have fruit allergy since fruit is not very allergenic. Most of the time, it is due to cross reactivity with pollens. An allergist can help you tease out all of those questions. ...Read more
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 it. ...Read more
Usually OK: The chance of cross-reactivity is around 10% so for most people it will be ok. ...Read more
Creamy oK: If one has diverticulosis crunchy peanut butter would have small pieces of peanuts in it that could occlude the diverticulum and lead to the inflammatory condition called diverticulitis. The same reason to limit or eliminate popcorn due to some of the seeds working through the colonic track with the potential to occlude as well. With diverticulitis one should be on a low residue diet for a period of time. ...Read more
Probably: Most significant food allergic reactions occur after ingestion of the particular food. Also, a reaction may occur after touching the lips or tongue. It would be unlikely for an allergic reaction to occur from simply touching it with your hands. However, always good to wash hands after touching the food. ...Read more
Is it true that if you have phobia of anaphylaxis for food, only thing to overcome it is to eat? Even if your scared and have no food allergies?
Gradual exposure: Exposure based therapy for phobias or other anxiety disorders does not jump to the most feared thing first, but by working up a hierarchy from less feared to more feared items & continuing to experience the feared stimuli & not have the feared outcome occur, paired with relaxation training, the level of fear decreases & can be eliminated. Find a therapist experienced in exposure based treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Might not: You might not want to eat crawfish if you have real food allergy symptoms to other shellfish. They can cross-react. If you really like to eat crawfish, you should see an allergist to be evaluated if you have real allergy to other shellfish. You might need an allergy test to crawfish to gage your risk of developing a real allergy reaction. Then your doctor can do an oral food challenge to crawfish. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to shrimp if you are just near by when someone else is eating shrimp?
What happens if you eat mouldy bread by accident? Just out of interest, is it true that it can cure pneumonia?
Likely safe: There is little evidence that eating garlic is acutely dangerous for a person with reflux disease. However, many people find that garlic increases their symptoms. On the other hand, some people believe that garlic is good for their condition. An individual may have to rely on their own response with regard to garlic. ...Read more
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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