Penicillin Allergy Testing
Although 10% of the population in the United States self-reports a history of Penicillin allergy, 80-90% of those are in fact not allergic to Penicillin.
Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County offers this FDA approved testing which will identify patients who are incorrectly labeled as allergic to Penicillin. The ability to administer Penicillin can provide a safer, less expensive antibiotic while possibly reducing overall medical costs since it has the potential to lessen the chances of drug resistance.
The skin testing normally takes about an hour and a half in our office. Talk to one of our providers or allergy nurses today about this simple test and find out if you really are allergic to Penicillin.