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Drug Allergy

You Asked: Am I really allergic to penicillin?

May 3, 2016
Although widely reported, true penicillin allergies are rare

Allergic to penicillin? You probably aren’t

November 18, 2014

Penicillin is often the first line of defense for a number of common illnesses, including ear and sinus infections, strep throat, chest infections and urinary tract infections. But when a patient is allergic to the ‘superdrug,’ physicians are left with few antibiotic options that are oftentimes less effective, more expensive and can cause greater side effects, putting you at more risk for drug resistance.