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Can drug allergies be confirmed by allergist testing?
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Can't test for drugs
Penicillin is the only antibiotic that can be reliably skin tested.
There are only a few other drugs for which skin testing has been shown to be reliable. By taking a detailed history, an allergist can often reliably determine if a person has experienced an allergic reaction to a particular drug.

In brief: Can't test for drugs
Penicillin is the only antibiotic that can be reliably skin tested.
There are only a few other drugs for which skin testing has been shown to be reliable. By taking a detailed history, an allergist can often reliably determine if a person has experienced an allergic reaction to a particular drug.
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