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Think your child has a penicillin allergy? Maybe not.

August 16, 2020

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Sanjeev Suayu
July 18, 2017

Common allergic reactions to penicillin include rashes, hives, itchy eyes, and swollen lips, tongue, or face. In rare cases, an allergy to penicillin can cause an an aphylactic reaction, which can be deadly. This type of reaction usually happens within an hour after you take penicillin.

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