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How do you know if you're allergic to penicillin?
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    sk577 is offline New Member
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    Default How do you know if you're allergic to penicillin?

    How do you know if you're allergic to penicillin? I mean, do you just take it to find out. I just picked up a prescription for the generic form of Augmentin to prevent an infection from a cat bite. I don't recall being allergic, but I don't recall ever taking penicillin. I'm 35, and I do sort of remember taking a chalky liquid prescription sometime when I was growing up (in the 70s or 80s). Would this have been penicillin? If so, I did not have a reaction.

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    zippysgoddess is offline Platinum Member
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    None of us can possibly guess what that chalky substance was when you were young.

    The only thing you can do here is try one, and see what happens. That is the only way to find out if you are allergic to it or not.



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    Ok. Thanks. Just didn't know if the chalky liquid generally was/is penicillin. Just paranoic about anaphylaxis. Thanks.

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