National Penicillin Allergy Day!

๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ?โฃ
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๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin through a happy accident! He left his cultures out uncovered and they became contaminated with mold spores. โฃ
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Today is an annual celebration to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label. โฃ
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๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐Ÿท ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ?โฃ
๐๐”๐“ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ŸŽ.๐Ÿ% ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ! โฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐จ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ & w๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ?โฃ
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Inaccurate diagnosis of penicillin allergy can adversely impact medical costs for both patients and healthcare systems: research shows that antibiotic costs for patients reporting penicillin allergies are up to ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿน% ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ-๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค.โฃ
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Patients labeled penicillin-allergic may have a ๐Ÿน๐˜น ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด. โฃ
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In the hospital setting, history of penicillin allergy translates to about ๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ% ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด, ๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ% ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜™๐˜Œ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน% ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Š ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐Ÿท๐Ÿบ% ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”๐˜™๐˜š๐˜ˆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.โฃ
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Correctly identifying those who are not actually allergic can improve antibiotic prescribing and combat the risk of super-bugs by allowing patients access to safer, less toxic antibiotics.โฃ
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๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ! โฃ
Do this before you need it. โฃ


๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜น? โฃ
Get it scheduled!!โฃ
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