Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Are You Sure You’re Allergic to Penicillin?"

What a great post

Thanks to this post, I went to visit my allergist to see if I was really allergic.

The first two skin tests: no reaction to penicillin. We’re doing an in-office challenge test in a few weeks, which will fully clear me, but there wasn’t a hint of a reaction.

I’ve also had reactions to sulfa drugs and amoxicillin, and he said they don’t have good tests for those, unfortunately.

But it’s nice to be able to cross one allergy off the list.