Penicillins are a group of antibacterial drugs designed to target specific types of bacteria. These drugs were the first of their kind, and their discovery and use have helped save millions of lives. Penicillins can be used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including pneumonia, ear infections, scarlet fever, and more.
How Testing Is Performed
Testing is performed through one of two methods. The first method is a skin test. During a skin test, your provider will administer a small amount of penicillin onto your skin using a needle.
If you are allergic to penicillin, red, sometimes itchy, raised bumps will appear. If the skin test is not possible or the results are inconclusive, a graded drug test may be used. With this treatment method, you will receive small doses of penicillin and gradually increase your intake. One of our providers will carefully monitor this to ensure you remain safe throughout the process.