Monday, May 04, 2009 Smalltownlady, Community Member, asks

Q: Can a penicillin reaction be transmitted through sexual intercourse

If a female has a penicillin allergy and her male sex partner has taken recent penicillin type antibiotics over a fairly long time, can it be transferred through his sperm?  I have just recently realized that some of his treatments were actually penicillin and I have experenced a ongoing rash for several weeks. 

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5/15/09 3:47pm

Hi there... This is an interesting question. I turned this answer up on the AAAAI website (reliable allergy information source):


It looks like it is possible, though not a sure thing. I'd discuss any symptoms you are having with your doctor.


Take care,


Dea Cooper, Community Member
10/ 7/11 10:01am

I have  a similiar questions however it's just the opposite. My partner is allergic to penicillin and I have been taking it. Can he be affected if we have sexual intecourse?

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By Smalltownlady, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/07/11, First Published: 05/04/09