People who may be allergic to penicillin might want to get tested again
People who are allergic to penicillin might want to get tested again.
Penicillin is used to treat certain infections. Research shows that a majority of people who were told at some point they are allergic to the medicine are actually not.
About 10% of general population has a penicillin allergy in their electronic medical record. However, 90 to 95% of these patients that have a listed allergy can actually tolerate penicillin.
People who are allergic to penicillin have to be given alternative antibiotics, which have more adverse effects.