Penicillin Allergy

Posted at 4:49 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
Penicillin allergy, not as common as people believe!

Penicillin Allergy
Many patients come to our office with a history of penicillin allergy; they have been avoiding penicillin for a long time. The incidence of penicillin allergy is very low; carrying the label of penicillin allergy results in the use of many other stronger and more side-effects. Research shows that even though about 8% of population claim to have penicillin-allergy, merely a fraction of them is truly hypersensitive to penicillin – actually just one in fifty reported cases was really allergic to penicillin.



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