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You might not be allergic to penicillin anymore

Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time.
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Have you ever gotten a skin test for a penicillin allergy?

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"Are you allergic to any medications?" I've answered that query dozens of times since a childhood incident when penicillin, taken to treat a minor infection, instead gave me an itchy rash all over my body. So I respond automatically, and call out the common antibiotic. But I recently learned that this diagnosis could be wrong. Penicillin sensitivity can disappear over time, a fact researchers have known

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