Most Penicillin Allergies Are Bogus
Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 8:18 AM
According to the New York Times, one in ten Americans self-report a penicillin allergy. Nine out of ten of them are wrong. Part of the problem is that people misuse the word allergy. While some drugs can have less than desirable side effects, they are not technically allergic reactions. And many people who really do have a legitimate allergy to penicillin outgrow it by the time they are adults.
SOURCE: New York Times
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