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Would a penicillin allergy put you off?

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Louis2016 Sat 14-Jan-17 04:04:57

If everything else was 'perfect'. I'm talking about the sperm donor having it, it isn't a massive deal is it?

Daisiesandgerberas Sat 14-Jan-17 20:22:29

Allergies are hereditary, not genetic but I don't know if that's a good thing or not.

My DD is donor egg & donor sperm & guven how thorough the clinic trst for absolutely everything else including HPV, Cystic fibrosis and so on, a penicillin allergy would not break the deal for me.

Daisiesandgerberas Sat 14-Jan-17 20:43:42

Just thinking....if donor has been honest about that, it's fair to say he's a good character. smile

NecklessMumster Sat 14-Jan-17 20:46:39

I've got a penicillin allergy and it has made no difference to my life, so unless it indicates anything else, no.

ricepolo Sat 14-Jan-17 20:47:35

I'm allergic to penicillin. Managed to survive 34yrs so far....

CatatonicLadybug Sat 14-Jan-17 20:50:22

Another here with penicillin allergy. It's not a problem in my life as there are many other things that can be prescribed instead and it's not something I worry about whenever I go somewhere new, like I might with a severe food allergy. (DS has no penicillin allergy thus far and does have a significant food allergy, which is way more effort than asking for a different antibiotic when I'm ill.)

Wouldn't bother me at all on a donor card. Good luck!

JennyOnAPlate Sat 14-Jan-17 20:51:28

I'm allergic to penicillin too and it's never caused me any issues. There are other antibiotics.

ChilliMum Sat 14-Jan-17 20:54:07

At least you are forewarned and it doesnt necessarily follow that dc will have it. Dh has a penicillin allergy. Neither of the dc have it smile

McWeedie Sat 14-Jan-17 21:26:07

My ex dh has a penicillin allergy as do both my DC, it hasn't really been an issue, just have to use different anti biotics

MrsBungle Sat 14-Jan-17 21:28:29

My 7 year old dd is allergic to penicillin. It's caused no issues at all except Needing a different antibiotic on the one occasion she had a toe infection.

StillRunningWithScissors Sat 14-Jan-17 21:29:23

My allergy to penicillin was due to repeated use (had been prescribed it five times in about ten/twelve weeks). Up until the last course, I had been fine having it throughout childhood.

So, might be a developed allergy as well.

BikeRunSki Sat 14-Jan-17 21:36:31

A lot of people are allergic to penicillin, but there are a lot of other antibiotics to chose from now. It has not had a nagative impact on my DSis or DS.

Would you be put off having a child with a "real life" man who was allergic to penicillin if everything else was perfect?

reallyanotherone Sat 14-Jan-17 21:37:27

Allergies are hereditary, not genetic

Eh? Hereditary and genetic are the same thing. Physical traits are inherited through genes.

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