I have known since i was 10 that i was allergic to penicillin after reacting badly to an antibiotic. however only the past 3 years have i been suffering from severe unknown allergic reactions, swelling of throat and tongue, itchiness, redness large swelling in hands and feet and rest of body. after visiting a numerous amount of doctors, including a specialist no one could figure out my diagnosis. the other night my mother came across a documentary amount food that carries moulds etc. and one of the foods that carries penicillin were uncooked meats such as salami, pepperoni and chorizo. this is when i started researching and found some amazing posts http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/4023/penicillin-allergy-warning
i was wondering if anyone could help me since no doctor in ireland could figure it out (quite frustrated) if this is possible. if i knew that i could avoid certain uncooked meats to stop these reactions i would immediately.
20 years old
Yes, some processed meats and cheese can contain antibiotic residues including penicillin. You should ideally keep Epipen or emergency anti-allergic medication with you. You could log in what you eat and see if there is a correlation between the food type and your symptoms. You could also stop processed meats and cheese and see if it helps. Take care!
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