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Is it possible for a mom to pass on an allergy to penicillin to her child?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Generally no
A tendency to have allergies can be passed along in families.
However, a specific allergy, such as to penicillin, does not. To become allergic to a substance, it usually takes repeated exposures to that substance.

In brief: Generally no
A tendency to have allergies can be passed along in families.
However, a specific allergy, such as to penicillin, does not. To become allergic to a substance, it usually takes repeated exposures to that substance.
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