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A 45-year-old female asked:

My 8 yr old has a bad rash after getting a flu shot yesterday. he has no difficulty breathing. do i need to take him immediately to the dr?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Rash: It is not common for a rash to appear with aflu shot unless one develops the hives because of an allergic reaction. From your description there may be another cause to the rash.
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Rash.: Yes. If it is a bad rash it could be an allergic reaction to flu shot. If there is no improvement she might need benadrl or steroid or both treatments. Consult a pediatrician.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
in the future he should get a flu shot from a single dose vial which has no preservatives
Jan 5, 2014

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