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Antibiotics allergies are how common?
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Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Tricky question
Not as often as people think.
Studies have shown that up to 80% of people reporting a medication allergy and not actually allergic to that medicine. Often with antibiotics the rash is actually due to the underlying infection being targeted with medication and not the medication itself. Talk to an allergist.

In brief: Tricky question
Not as often as people think.
Studies have shown that up to 80% of people reporting a medication allergy and not actually allergic to that medicine. Often with antibiotics the rash is actually due to the underlying infection being targeted with medication and not the medication itself. Talk to an allergist.
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