MIAMI, FL – South Florida Top Allergists Urge Testing to Be Sure
Approximately ten percent of the U.S. population has reported to be allergic to penicillin, one of the most vital antibiotics prescribed by doctors for a variety of conditions like skin, sinus, throat and ear infections. Penicillin is part of a family of antibiotics known as beta lactams, and are very commonly used because it is often the best drug to treat infections, safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, safe for children, and less expensive than similar drugs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) reports that
Dr. Dana V. Wallace, board-certified allergist of Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care (FCAAC), recently led the ACAAI’s Drug Allergy & Anaphylaxis Committee to develop the Penicillin and Cephalosporin Toolkit for allergists. “Discuss your past reactions to Amoxicillin, Augmentin, Keflex, Ceftin or another beta-lactam with your physician; request a referral to a board-certified allergist to get skin tested and challenged, if appropriate, and erase those scary red letters ‘PCN Allergic’ from your chart forever!”, urges Dr. Dana V. Wallace.
FCAAC would like to
For more information about Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care visit www.florida-allergy.com
Please note: Dr. Dana V. Wallace of FCAAC is available for interviews on this subject matter upon request.