About a month ago, I got strep throat from one of the kids and went to the doctor to get something for it. During my discussion with the doctor about being allergic to penicillin, I was likely not allergic to it at all/now.
When I was diagnosed with it back in the early 1980s, they used a different delivery method for the antibiotic which was what I was more than likely allergic to, and not so much the penicillin.
I was scheduled to have an allergy test to rule out penicillin‘s effects, and today was the day. This morning I arrived at the Okemos Allergy Center and went through the testing process of first scraping my arm to see if there was or was not a reaction, then moved on to a small injection under the skin… came back 100% negative for being allergic to penicillin!
So after 40+ years of telling doctors that I had an allergy to penicillin, I can finally stop telling them and write it on the countless medical forms.