10% of the U.S. population reports a penicillin allergy, but less than 1% of the whole population is truly allergic.
*According to the CDC
Is It Really A Penicillin Allergy?
- 10% of the U.S. population reports a penicillin allergy, but less than 1% of the whole population is truly allergic.
- Most people who report a penicillin allergy actually had a one-time reaction and may be able to have penicillin again.
- It is also estimated that 80% of people who do have a true allergic reaction (IgE-mediated reaction) to penicillin will lose their sensitivity after 10 years.
Learn more about the benefits of penicillin allergy testing with AllerVie Health (available in select locations only).
Benefits of Getting Tested
Penicillins are a safe and effective antibiotic for many infections. A reported penicillin allergy prevents the use of these drugs and often requires using alternative (broad-spectrum) antibiotics instead. This can result in higher healthcare costs, increased risk of antibiotic resistance, and less than optimal antibiotic therapy.
By correctly identifying a true penicillin allergy, these risks decrease and overall care can improve.
Penicillins are safe and effective antibiotics for many infections. A penicillin allergy prevents use of these drugs.
Reduce Costs & Antibiotic Resistance
This can result in increased healthcare costs, antibiotic resistance, and side effects.
Correctly identifying a true penicillin allergy can decrease risks and improve overall care.
Only Available in Select Clinic Locations
Not all treatments and special programs are offered at every AllerVie location or by every AllerVie provider. Contact the location nearest you to see what services they currently offer.