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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
No: There is no correlation. But, why would you eat moldy bread? ...Read more
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
If you ate mold on bread and you are allergic to penicillin how long will it take for it to go into affect?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer