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Allergies

Penicillin allergy

09/15/2008

Question:

Is penicillin allergy test mandatory before penicillin parentral administration?or we give the injection & wait for the reaction

Answer:

If there is a suspicious history of penicillin allergy, skin tests are mandatory before receiving penicillin or related drugs.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati