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Penicillin Allergy Is Moldy Food Dangerous
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
Depends on reaction: In the acute setting, a severe reaction to penicillin might be treated with injectable epinephrine, steroids or benadryl. Otherwise, there is no treatment for penicillin allergy other than avoidance. If you have an infection that requires penicillin despite the history of allergy, a penicillin desensitization can be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin test: The formal means is to have skin testing done by a doctor. The agent is prepared to a standard small dose and injected under the skin. Reaction or not is assessed in a standard time interval. ...Read more
Penicillin allergy: 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 treated with the antibiotic. ...Read more
Is there such a thing as an airborne allergy to penicillin? No penicillin medicines allowed in the home due to penicillin allergy, in case of contact
To much: I think you are a little overly cautious what kind of a reaction do you get from penicillin? Penicillin was the first antibiotic discovered from the moldy cheese. Just avoid any mold in cheese or blue cheese and you should be ok. Do you have an epi pen? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Unless you have had a severe anaphylactic reaction (where your throat or mouth swelled and it interfered with breathing) then you probably don't need to wear a bracelet for that. Just remember to tell any treating doctor about the allergy. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on what infection you're treating. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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
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