Many people have been diagnosed with penicillin allergy in childhood. As a result, most doctors avoid using it in therapy. However, scientists have proven that this is a big mistake.
According to a recent study by the University of Vanderbilt, as many as 96 percent of patients who have been diagnosed with hypersensitivity to penicillin are not allergic to this important drug. All doctors around the world should pay attention to this fact.
The main reason for the care of scientists who studied was that most people with so-called An allergic reaction to penicillin for this drug has been detected in early childhood by pediatricians. Namely, you will notice reactions such as abandonment, islands and the like. Turn off the medicine immediately and enter a diagnosis of penicillin allergy.
Although this pediatrician's reaction sounds reasonable, you should ask why the patient does not immediately inform the allergologist. Reactions to penicillin do not threaten life, and this drug saves millions of lives in the world.
Even worse is the fact that people who avoid using penicillin during treatment can fall into serious health problems. According to data collected by the National Penicillin Allergy Day group, patients with penicillin allergy use this drug 63 percent more than patients who do not have allergies. To be even more frightening, those who avoid penicillin can experience 10 percent more hospitalization, 30 percent are more likely to be resistant to drug enterococci, 23 percent are more likely to get Clostridium and 14 are more likely to get MRSA (resistant staphylococcus) .
Fortunately, scientists from around the world have started to discover bugs and penicillin allergies are increasingly being investigated using competent tests.