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If my wife is allergic to penicillin and I take something that has penicillin in it, can we have sex?

If my wife is allergic to penicillin and I take something that has penicillin in it, can we have sex?

Generally: But there will be some penicillin in your semen. If she has had a life-threatening reaction to penicillin, you should abstain; if she had a milder reaction, she should be prepared to experience some vaginal itching after intercourse (assuming, by the fact that you asked the question, that you don't use condoms - if you do, there's no problem). ...Read more

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How long does penicillin stay in your system?

How long does penicillin stay in your system?

About 24 hours : Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg at midnight, etc. ...Read more

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If my wife is allergic to penicillin and I take something that has penicillin in it, can we have sex?

Generally: But there will be some penicillin in your semen. If she has had a life-threatening reaction to penicillin, you should abstain; if she had a milder reaction, she should be prepared to experience some vaginal itching after intercourse (assuming, by the fact that you asked the question, that you don't use condoms - if you do, there's no problem). ...Read more

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My wife is severely allergic to penicillin, I stopped my course 4 days ago. Is it ok for us to have sex?

My wife is severely allergic to penicillin, I stopped my course 4 days ago. Is it ok for us to have sex?

Don't stop early: It's never a good idea to stop taking antibiotics early w/o physician telling you to do so. Stopping early increases risk for developing resistance such that bacteria learn to defend against that particular antibiotic eg penicillin, which won't work in future. Even if wife is severely allergic to penicillin, having sex while/after taking penicillin should not affect her, unless she ingests penicil ...Read more

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Can someone breakout if they are allergic to penicillin and have sex with someone who is taking it?

Can someone breakout if they are allergic to penicillin and have sex with someone who is taking it?

Yes: Interesting questions. Yes, you will most likely 'breakout' in a rash if you are allergic to penicillin. Can you have sex with a person who is taking penicillin if you are allergic to penicillin? Yes. There should be no problem generally speaking. Of course, if there is penicillin residue on their lips or mouth, i suppose you might have a reaction - but it all depends on how allergic you are. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is allergic to penicillin am I am taking it for an ear infection. Can we kiss or have sex without it affecting him?

My boyfriend is allergic to penicillin am I am taking it for an ear infection. Can we kiss or have sex without it affecting him?

Depends on: his level of sensitivity, but probably yes. If he has true allergy to penicillin with anaphylaxis, you might want to be more careful. But usually allergies are not anaphylactic, but skin reaction or some other minor reaction. True anaphylactic allergy is rare. ...Read more

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If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

Probably not: There isn't a lot of transmission of fluids from women to men during intercourse; this is more likely to be a problem for a penicillin-allergic woman whose male partner is taking penicillin. ...Read more

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