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Only about one in 10 people who believe they're allergic to penicillin truly are.
Labeling a child “allergic” when they aren’t creates a burden both for:
In fact, studies show that adults with penicillin allergy are more likely to get hospital-acquired infections.
Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology offers an Antibiotic Challenge Clinic focused on testing for drug allergies.
We offer testing at the clinic weekly at the main Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville. Appointments may take several hours.
During your child's visit for drug allergy testing, we will:
If both the skin and intradermal test results are negative, we will do an oral challenge.
In the oral challenge, the child takes the antibiotic by mouth and we watch for symptoms. If your child doesn't have a reaction in one hour, we can remove the drug from the child’s allergy list.
For questions or to make an appointment at the Antibiotic Challenge Clinic, call 412-692-7885.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.