Peanut allergy and antibiotics
OK, now that I have covered vaccines, formula and peanuts fairly well, I need to tackle antibiotics and peanut allergies.
Date: 1/18/2009 3:20:16 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 4661 times
OK, now that I
have covered vaccines, formula and peanuts fairly well, I need to tackle
antibiotics and peanut allergies.
I have a case
of a 3-year-old who had no vaccines, was breastfed, and developed an
allergy to cashews and peanuts. He is always stuffed up. The parents took
him in for the skin prick test and nuts came up but not milk so they
eliminated cashews and peanuts. The eczema cleared but the stuffy head did
This woman had a similar case with her child:
son has been sick with the typical cold type virus going around. He also
had an ear infection and went on amoxicillin. He did fine with it until
about 7 days in to it he broke out in a rash on his bottom and then the
next day on his cheeks. He already did have a bit of eczema all over his
body. I took him to the dr. and he said it didn’t look like an allergic
reaction to anything, but could just be a flare up of eczema. [And
just what is eczema? Maybe it is an allergic reaction! - bfg] But
then a couple days later, my when he woke up, he had hives all over his
thighs. [And hives is an ALLERGIC REACTION! - bfg] We had
finished the amoxicillin 2 days before that, but I was now taking it for a
sinus infection, so he was still getting some from breastfeeding. And he
has been breaking out in hives for 2 days now on and off through the day.
So I did a short trial of just giving him formula instead of breastmilk
and that didn’t seem to make a difference, he’s not breaking out right
after I feed him, it seems pretty random. So my initial thoughts of the
hives being due to an allergic reaction to amoxicillin does not seem to be
true.[Actually she needs to go with her first thought. Yeah, it
probably was a reaction to the amoxicillin. - bfg] I also stopped
giving him solid food for the time being, he wasn’t that in to it yet
anyway. I called my Dr. office when he first broke out in hives, and they
said that if it happens once or twice it was ok, but if it persists then
they want to know about it. Well of course it is now a weekend and have to
wait until Monday to call them again. He doesn’t have a fever, and he’s
not overdressed to become overheated. Has anyone experienced these kinds
of symptoms with their child? Is it an allergy? Or is he just still
fighting off this virus?
Why? Why would children develop peanut allergies after being sick and given
about antibiotics and medication having peanut products in them? We give
them to the baby when sick and most vulnerable?
Whenever the baby got a fever, he was given Tylenol. When he
got sick, he got antibiotics.
Each 1.0 mL
contains 80 mg of acetaminophen.
TYLENOL* Concentrated Drops - White Grape Dye Free
Butylparaben, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, cellulose, citric acid, corn
syrup, flavour, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified
water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, xanthan gum.
Infants’ TYLENOL* Concentrated Drops - Cherry Flavour
Butylparaben, cellulose, citric acid, corn syrup, FD&C red no. 40, flavour,
glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol,
Glycerin? The derived from peanut
“Glycerine, a key cosmetic ingredient” mentions that
It can be manufactured from vegetable oil soap- stocks derived from the
chemical refining of soybean, cottonseed, corn, canola, peanut,
… derived from the chemical refining of edible vegetable oils like
soybean, cottonseed, corn, canola, sunflower, safflower, peanut,
and olive oils. …
Illustrious History of the Goober Pea - Google Books Result
by Andrew F. Smith - 2002 - Cooking - 234 pages
peanut oil was needed to manufacture glycerin,
a compound used in making explosives, the US military ordered peanut oil
from domestic manufacturers. …
So it is possible that glycerin is the
peanut derived ingredient fed to a baby to relieve his fever at a time that
his gut is more porous causing the medicine to leak into the bloodstream
When a baby is
small, his gut is more porous, causing food proteins to leak into
the bloodstream. The baby’s body will not know if these proteins
are “friend or foe,” and may attack them, causing an allergic reaction to
the food. As a baby is older, the proteins stay in the gut and are broken
down by enzymes.
He also had earaches and was given antibiotics for that.
Looked for the ingredients of Amoxicillin
Infants Aged ≤ 12 Weeks ( ≤ 3 Months): Due to incompletely developed renal
function affecting elimination of amoxicillin in this age group, the
recommended upper dose of AMOXIL is 30 mg/kg/day divided q12h.
As with other
penicillins, it may be expected that untoward reactions
will be essentially limited to sensitivity phenomena.
They are more likely to occur in individuals who have previously
demonstrated hypersensitivity to penicillins and in those with a history
of allergy, asthma, hay fever, or urticaria. The following adverse
reactions have been reported as associated with the use of penicillins:
Infestations: Mucocutaneous candidiasis.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, black hairy tongue, and
Onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after
Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the
colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicate
that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of
After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established,
appropriate therapeutic measures should be initiated. Mild cases of
pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to drug discontinuation alone. In
moderate-to-severe cases, consideration should be given to management with
fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an
antibacterial drug clinically effective against C. difficile colitis.
Reported Side Effects of Amoxicillin
headache, sinus infection, fever, hives, diarrhea, insomnia, vomitting,
sore throat, fatigue, rash, mood swings, yeast infection,
night sweats, dizziness, diarrhoea, upset stomach, constipation,
skin rash, drowsiness, feeling unwell, tooth discoloration,
vomiting, short temper, allergies, bags under my eyes,
stomach problems, chills
All AMOXIL preparations contain the active ingredient amoxycillin. AMOXIL
syrups also contain the inactive ingredients disodium edetate, sodium
benzoate, saccharin sodium, xanthan gum, colloidal anhydrous silica,
silicon dioxide, sorbitol and lemon/peach/strawberry fruit mix flavour
PHS-141289. AMOXIL Paediatric Drops also contain the inactive ingredients
sodium benzoate, carmellose sodium, peach trusil flavour (17-3449),
strawberry trusil flavour (17-8729), lemon trusil flavour (16-8162) and
AMOXIL preparations do not contain lactose, gluten, tartrazine or any
other azo dyes.
an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs.
on “amoxycillin culture production peanut meal”
production of b-lactam antibiotics - [don't have access to the actual
between 6.4–6.8 during the active penicillin production. phase. Corn
steep liquor and cottonseed or soybean meal,. ammonia and ammonium
sulfate represent …
As potent inhibitor of p-lactamases, clavulanic acid is able to avoid
this mechanism of resistance, widening the antibacterial activity
spectrum of several antibiotics. Clavulanic acid presents good
synergetic activity when associated with antibiotics such as amoxycillin,
ampicillin, carbenicillin, ticarcillin, benzylpenicillin or
cephaloridine, against ß-lactamase-producing organisms….
The organic nitrogen complex sources can be seed protein such as soybean
meal, peanut meal, cottonseed meal and linseed meal,
fish meal, hydrolysates and filtrates of such proteins, meat extracts
and hydrolysates such as peptones, being, preferably, soybean meal. The
amount of organic nitrogen complex source to be fed in a continuous or
semicontinuous mode can be in the daily concentration of 0. 1-1. 5%,
preferably between 0. 18 and 1. 0%, and/or may be such that the protein
concentration in the filtered broth is between 200 and 3500 mg/L,
preferably 400- 1500 mg/L throughout the fermentation.
bacterial phytases and uses thereof - Patent 7452706
Depending upon the host employed in a recombinant production procedure,
…… Antibiotics, Amoxycillin and Its, Treatment Against Bacterial
Diseases Caused …
The mutant strain was designed as Nocardia mediterranea M-120. In
submerged fermentation, 48 hours old (5% v/v) inoculum gave the maximum
yield of rifamycin B when the culture was grown in medium containing
(g/l) glucose 94; soybean 10; peanut meal 21.4; calcium
carbonate 9.5; potassium dihydrogen phosphate 0.4; magnesium sulphate
Cannot find out exactly what I want.
Penicillin is a mold. Amoxicillin is also a mold. To produce these molds
they have to grow them on something to feed the mold. Peanut meal is often
used for this purpose. If peanuts or nuts are
used to grow the mold for this medication, then there can be small particles
of nuts in the medications.
We do use peanut
oil in other antibiotics…
produced by a new microbe, Catenuloplanes japonicus …For purposes of
subcutaneous administration, solutions of the antibiotic in sesame or
peanut oil or in aqueous propylene glycol may be
Adding 10-50 mg/l of synthetic unsaturated lipids or natural oils to the
nutrient media during antibiotic fermentation increases the yield of
antibiotics 10 to 20 fold. Very high concentrations of lipids are
sometimes inhibitory to antibiotic production.
[Don't have full access to article. Search page also had: "most effective
in stimulating antibiotic production, lino-. lenic acid is the major
constituent fatty acid, whereas. in soybean oil, peanut oil
the production of antibiotic Cephamycin C - US Patent …This invention
relates to a process for the production of an antibiotic …. peanut
flour, cotton seed flour, yeast, fish flour, corn steep liquor,
So, my first conclusion about antibiotics and peanut
allergies is the antibiotic contains minute particles of peanut protein.
When you give an antibiotic to a very young child whose “gut is porous”, the
peanut protein leaks into the bloodstream and causes an allergic reaction.
But there is more…. remember the part about antibiotics
causing yeast overgrowth???
some of the most common characteristics of Candida Yeast Overgrowth, you
will notice the similarities to ADD/ADHD symptoms immediately:
for grains (simple carbohydrates), dairy and SUGAR.
3.) Anger, Mood Swings, Instant Irritability, “Spaciness”.
4.) Depression and/or Anxiety.
5.) Inappropriate behavior (odd noises, talking loudly, etc.)
6.) Memory problems, and/or Poor Attention Span.
7.) Dry, Itchy, Flaky Skin.
8.) Food & Environmental Allergies.
9.) Jock Itch, Acne, Canker Sores, or other Skin Problems.
10) Heartburn, Poor Digestion, Lethargy, Leg Pains.
11) Difficulty falling asleep.
12) Recurring cystitis/vaginal infections.
13) Premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems
antibiotic use in a child’s early years can create symptoms that will
manifest as focusing or hyperactive problems….
Alana: Hi, the
candida seems to really like my sinus passages and lungs. I get
stuffiness, post nasal drip, painful throat and
also asthma too. Of course, all of this was treated for over 8 years with
antibiotics, steroid sprays (both nasally and most recently 1 year of
inhaled steroids for my asthma symptoms). Now that I am more informed, I
am off ALL steroid sprays, which I suspect, along with two courses
of antibiotics in January, really caused the yeast to overgrow. I
will never go on an antibiotic again unless something is cultured first
and something is growing. I really learned a lesson here. Perhaps I did
have sinus infections in the past that really needed the antibiotics, but
now is the time to address why I keep getting them in the first place.
Fungal infections in the sinuses have
not been given much study by the medical profession. I think the antibiotic
usage caused the food allergy and created an overgrowth of yeast that eating
sugar-sweetened yogurt ain’t gonna fix!
the good folks over at The Mayo Clinic the primary cause of 95+
percent of all sinus infections is fungal. That’s right, fungal.
You know- like yeast, mold, athletes foot, jock itch ect.
If you think
about it makes perfect sense. Your sinuses stay dark, moist and warm-the
perfect environment to grow mold. There is a fungus amongst us and it
lives in your head! Here is what’s happening: You are carrying a fungal
infection all the time and it KEEPS your inner sinus passages irritated.
So-you are much more likely to get sick than folks who have healthy
“fungus free” sinus passages.
Antibiotics-Why they are part of the problem:
antibiotics are not treating the problem! The problem is the fungal
infection-The other infections (the ones you keep treating with
antibiotics) you keep getting are really just symptoms (or side effects)
of the fungal sinus infection you live with all the time.
And to make
matters worse, the antibiotic medication you keep taking is killing your
bodies natural defense-the good bacteria. And it’s the good bacteria that
keeps the bad bacteria from taking over.
percent chance) have a fungal infection in your sinuses.
The antibiotics are actually making it worse.
It keeps coming back because antibiotics don’t kill fungus-they kill
bacteria. Good and bad bacteria. And when you kill good bacteria-anything
thats ready can jump in there and set up shop!
You need to find a way to put your body back in balance so you can get off
the sinus infection merry-go-round!
Here is what I
Find a good
natural program to put your body back in a position to take care of itself
by beating back the fungal infection that is the true cause of your
Follow that good natural program even when you feel fine-so you don’t find
yourself here again.
If You want to
check out the program that helped me here is the link:
The problem of the earaches and sinuses starts early. The medications that
are taken have side effects that include setting up the body for allergies
and killing off the beneficial bacteria that keep the natural yeast in your
body from overgrowing and becoming a new problem.
So here is my
conclusion about my theory about peanuts and antibiotics: Antibiotics
contain peanut protein because the “penicillin-type” mold is grown on a
peanut containing culture. Giving these medicines to young children when
they have an immature digestive system that “leaks” protein into the
bloodstream creates peanut allergies in some children. It also kills off the
beneficial bacteria creating an overgrowth of yeast that creates symptoms
similar to allergies.
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