Depending on the type of antibiotic that your child is allergic to, a possibility of desensitization if no other antibiotics are available to treat certain kind of infection might be possible. I would suggest you to consult your pediatrician for an antibiotic allergy testing.
Testing will take a total of two to four hours. Because much of the time will be spent waiting in between procedures, feel free to bring a game, book, snacks or other special diversions as appropriate for you and your child. After this test is done, your pediatrician will advice you on which type of antibiotics are contraindicated or might need to be desensitized.
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.