Millions may be misdiagnosed with penicillin allergy – TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE Jan. 16, 2019, 5:31 PM GMT By Jane Weaver Many Americans who’ve been told they have a penicillin allergy may been misdiagnosed. A new report finds that of the roughly 32 million who are reported to have a penicillin allergy, most can take it safely. “A lot of times what happens is people mischaracterize an adverse reaction with an allergic reaction,” Dr. Natalie Azar told TODAY. “Someone might have nausea or an upset stomach and call that an allergy.” Jan. 16, 201901:54 Often a child with a virus may ...

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