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

Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but
It is not clear how much penicillin would get into your seminal fluid, if any, but to be safe, you should wear a condom when having intercourse.

In brief: Yes, but
It is not clear how much penicillin would get into your seminal fluid, if any, but to be safe, you should wear a condom when having intercourse.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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Dr. Gary Steven
There are case reports of severe reactions in these cases. If your wife has had a life-threatening reaction to PCN, you should avoid intercourse while you're taking it. If she had a mild reaction such as a rash, using a condom should suffice.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: Probably
Depends on the type of reaction she gets.
If anaphylactic shock you had best see an allergist.

In brief: Probably
Depends on the type of reaction she gets.
If anaphylactic shock you had best see an allergist.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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