Did you know that up to 90% of patients who think they are allergic to penicillin aren’t really allergic when assessed by skin testing? This means almost 9 out of every 10 patients who claim to have an allergy to penicillin aren’t really allergic and can safely take penicillin and related antibiotics.
More aggressive antibiotics often cost more than penicillin and related drugs. In fact, penicillin-allergic patients can pay as much as 60% more for treatment than those without penicillin allergy!
You may want to consider getting testing for penicillin allergy if:
- It has been more than 5 years since your last reaction to penicillin.
- You grew up thinking you were penicillin allergic
- You have a history of reaction to penicillin antibiotics
We have now started penicillin testing in our office! The testing is very simple and answers are available the day of testing.
Call for an appointment today!