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I'm taking penicillin for an infection that I had and my wife is allergic to penicillin. Can she get sick if we have sex?

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replied July 10th, 2008
Allergies Answer A4397
Current medical status: Infected Gum
Current medical treatment: 2000mg of Penicillin a day

No, she can’t get sick because penicillin can’t enter into your wife’s body through sex.

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