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A 46-year-old woman received a deadly allergic reaction to penicillin after unprotected sex with her husband (file)

Woman, 46, with severe penicillin allergy gets anaphylactic shock after unprotected sex with her husband who took the antibiotic

  • The unknown woman had diarrhea, dizziness and blotchy skin after sex
  • Patient was taken to A&E where doctors thought she was suffering from sepsis
  • She revealed that she was allergic to penicillin, but denied that she had taken the medicine
  • Doctors then discovered that the man had used penicillin-based antibiotics
  • Doctors suspected her reaction was caused by & # 39; seed transfer of nafcillin & # 39;
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A woman suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction to penicillin after unprotected sex with her husband.

The 46-year-old, from Baltimore, Maryland, broke into blotchy red spots, began to sweat violently and became dizzy within an hour of intercourse.

She was brought to A&E when her symptoms worsened and she began to suffer from diarrhea and extreme itching.

A 46-year-old woman received a deadly allergic reaction to penicillin after unprotected sex with her husband (file)

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A 46-year-old woman received a deadly allergic reaction to penicillin after unprotected sex with her husband (file)

The unknown woman revealed that she was allergic to penicillin, but denied having taken the drug or other unusual foods before having sex.

Doctors at Baltimore Sinai Hospital suspected she was suffering from sepsis because her blood pressure had dropped to life-threatening low levels.

She was connected to an infusion and received vital fluids to help her heart pump blood through her body.

The patient also received a course of antibiotics to combat sepsis caused by a suspected serious infection.

HOW CAN YOU SHOW AN ALLERGIC REACTION?

Allergies to a protein in sperm are recorded in the medical literature, causing typical symptoms to occur during or after sexual intercourse.

But allergic reactions can also be caused by the transfer of allergens (drugs or food) that are present in low concentrations & # 39; in sperm.

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The unknown woman revealed that she was allergic to penicillin, but denied having taken the drug or other unusual foods before having sex.

Doctors then discovered that her husband had taken nafcillin – a form of penicillin – to treat a heart infection.

As a result, the doctors said her anaphylaxis was caused by & # 39; seed transfer of nafcillin & # 39 ;.

The case, believed to be the third of its kind ever, was published in The American Journal of Medicine.

But subsequent tests revealed that there was no infection and she had actually been in anaphylactic shock – a deadly immune system overreaction to a substance that it wrongly thinks is harmful.

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Anaphylactic shock causes blood pressure to drop suddenly and the patient's airways become narrow, blocking breathing.

Doctors then discovered that her husband had taken nafcillin – a form of penicillin – to treat a heart infection.

As a result, the doctors said her anaphylaxis was caused by & # 39; seed transfer of nafcillin & # 39 ;.

The case, believed to be the third of its kind ever, was published in The American Journal of Medicine.

It is believed that she has received an auto-injector that shoots adrenaline at patients.

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Adrenaline relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lungs, helps open the airways and pulls blood pressure to normal levels.

The woman's symptoms improved within 24 hours and she was able to leave the hospital.

Doctors presented her with an Epipen in case she received a response in the future. She was told that she had no sex with her husband for at least a week after he finished his antibiotics.

Medics in the magazine said that penicillins, as well as other antibiotics, concentrate in human sperm and can be absorbed by the vagina.

They have now encouraged doctors and pharmacists to be aware of the potential risks of prescribing medication to people if their partners have allergies.

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In the journal, the authors wrote: & although anaphylactic reactions due to seed transfer of allergens are extremely rare, the prescriber must take into account the dangers of allergic reactions and side effects, not only for the patient but also for the patient. family. & # 39;

In March, a 31-year-old Spanish woman fell into anaphylactic shock after performing oral sex on her partner.

The unknown woman swallowed her lover's sperm and then started vomiting, struggling to breathe and breaking out of hives.

The patient, from Alicante, suffered an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, another penicillin-based antibiotic.

Her boyfriend had used the medicine to treat an ear infection.

WHAT IS AN ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK?

Anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock, can kill within minutes.

It is a serious and potentially life-threatening response to a trigger, such as an allergy.

The reaction can often be caused by certain foods, including peanuts and shellfish.

However, some drugs, bee stings and even latex used in condoms can also cause the life-threatening reaction.

According to the NHS, it happens when the immune system reacts too strongly to a trigger.

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Symptoms include: light-headedness or fainting; breathing difficulties – such as fast, superficial breathing; wheezing; a fast heartbeat; damp skin; confusion and fear and collapse or lose consciousness.

It is considered a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.

Insect stings are not dangerous for most victims, but a person does not necessarily have to have an already existing condition to be in danger.

An increasing accumulation of stitches can cause a person to develop an allergy, with a subsequent sting causing the anaphylactic reaction.

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