Nov. 8, 2022 – Danielle Penick has been allergic to penicillin since she was a baby – or so she thought. She had avoided the antibiotic for decades after having developed a nasty rash when her pediatrician prescribed the drug to treat an ear infection.
But when she came down with a sinus infection while pregnant in her early 30s, the supposed allergy became a problem.
“The doctor said she had limited options because penicillin is one of the safest options for pregnant women,” Penick, now 38, recalls.
When Penick wanted an allergy test the most, she couldn’t get one, she says. Doing…