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Doctor insights on: Penicillin Mold

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...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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If you ate mold on bread and you are allergic to penicillin how long will it take for it to go into affect?

If you ate mold on bread and you are allergic to penicillin how long will it take for it to go into affect?

No issue: Of course, you should avoid eating moldy bread. But even if it is infested with penicillium, the amount of penicillin from it would be too minute to cause an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Im allergic to penicillin, but ate a crockpot sauce that had part of a jar of tomato sauce in it... and the jar lid had mold. will I be okay?

Probably OK: The penicillin made by the penicillium mold so the greater amount would be in the lid. The exposure in the sause would mave been minimal. The heat of cooking would also breakdown the penicillin. If the mold was big enough it could dave produced mold spores. If you were allergic to these mold spores (penicillium), you might have a reaction. ...Read more

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If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

No: Good question. Being allergic to mold does not increase the risk of being allergic to penicillin based antibiotics. By extension. Penicillin allergic patients are not therefore allergic to blue cheese (which is a mold in the cheese). ...Read more

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Can a person who is allergic to penicillin also have adverse reactions to 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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If a person has penicillin allergy, is it safe to eat roquefort, blue, or gorgonzola cheese? Does the mold in the cheese make penicillin?

If a person has penicillin allergy, is it safe to eat roquefort, blue, or gorgonzola cheese? Does the mold in the cheese make penicillin?

Great question: Reactions to penicillin in foods eaten by persons allergic to penicillin are rare - perhaps 10 cases in past 25 years worldwide. Cases involve eating meat from an animal given penicillin before slaughtering. I found no cases attributed to the cheeses listed. They use a different species of the genus penicillium to add flavor. Also many persons who think they are penicillin allergic are not. ...Read more

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