How to find out if I have a penicillin allergy?

Covered by insurance. Testing for penicillin allergy involves skin testing to many of the different components of penicillin (major and minor). This testing is relatively painless and can be done in 2-3 hours. Insurance usually covers such testing.

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How to find out if I have a penicillin allergy?

Skin test. The formal means is to have skin testing done by a doctor. The agent is prepared to a standard small dose and injected under the skin. Reaction or not is assessed in a standard time interval. Read more...
Test. IN the US there is skin testing available to evaluate PCN allergy. If this test is negative it is usually followed by an oral challenge to amoxil (amoxicillin). Read more...

What can you take if you have a penicillin allergy?

Skin testing. 90% of pt labelled as PCN allergic are not PCN allergic. PCN skin testing and possible oral challenges can be done to clarify this reported sensitivity. Read more...

What antibiotics do you take if you have a penicillin allergy?

Lots of Options. Depends on the infection. Certain infections call for different antibiotics. Penicillin drugs are usually first line for most problems, however there are alternatives that can be used. Your doctor would be the best person to talk about what options are right for you. If you are interested in determining if you still have a penicillin allergy, see an Allergist for penicillin skin testing. Read more...