Feel free to ask your questions here and the collective intelligence of GT can probably answer them!

Here’s mine. How do I know if I am allergic to penicillin? Like actually allergic to it? I remember when I was about 9 taking it (I was on it all the time as a kid between strep throat and ear infections and sinus infections) and one day my mouth felt swollen and weird. So we just went with the logic that I developed an allergy to it and can’t have it anymore.

But I still eat bleu cheese. I cut the moldy part off hard cheese and eat it. If I have a tray of blueberries and one is moldy, I just throw it away and all the ones around it and still eat the rest.

So, am I not allergic to penicillin? Or is it that the molds in the things I have eaten just aren’t the molds related to penicillin?