You can’t be allergic to Penicillin

My darling little 8 year old had a severe allergic reaction to penicillin this week.  Most parents would have been terrified (I was, deep inside); Most parents would have rushed to grab the Benedryl (I did, eventually); Most parents would have comforted their kid (I did, after I grabbed the camera).  I am not most parents.  I am a wannabe cheesemaker.  So the only thing that popped into my twisted head was “I wonder if she can still eat Blue Cheese?”.

Bad Mommy.

This got me thinking about food allergies and how difficult it must be for parents with kids who have them.  Peanuts?  Wheat? Corn? Soy?  The list is endless and the dangers are real. I have kids with chronic health issues but I am not sure I could successfully manage food allergies. Kudos to those of you doing it!

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6 thoughts on “You can’t be allergic to Penicillin

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  2. ihtreuer

    The Penicillium roqueforti that is use in blue cheese and the Penicillium candidum used in bloomy rind cheeses are different to Penicillin used in medicine, most people who have allergies suffer no effects, my sister is allergic to penicillin and she eats Camembert all the time. I agree that if their allergy is severe or you are worried. then the best be is to have her tested. Best of luck!

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    1. Z

      This helps me. I had a severe reaction to penicillin as a baby. Now, I am researching this homeopathic allergy treatment for mold, yeast & dust which has 5 strains of penicillium, wondering if it’s okay for me to take…

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  3. sula1968

    It is very difficult having an allergic child and at first I found it so hard to adapt to reading every label but you get used to it and just have to be careful. I would suggest having your child tested for food allergies, sometimes they are not as obvious as cases like my son (who is also allergic to Peecillin. From my experience children with allergies most often have more than 1

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