Drug Allergy


SERVICES WE OFFER:

Penicillin testing

Unfortunately, several patients avoid penicillin for years due to history of an adverse reaction –which many times they cannot even recall.  Penicillin testing can reliably diagnose immediate type hypersensitivity to penicillin and its various components. It involves a series of skin prick tests and intradermal tests, followed by an oral challenge of Amoxacillin, observed in the office.

Local anesthetic testing

For patients who have experienced adverse reactions to local anesthetics during a medical or dental procedure, it is now possible to attempt to identify which anesthetic was the most likely culprit via skin and intradermal testing.