A 19-year-old male asked:
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i started to get itchy since last year during winter after getting a meningitis shot for college into my skin which formed a ball. what could it be?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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I don't think the: meningitis shot reaction is related to the itchiness.Sometimes,after a shot,one can develop a local reaction,like you have described.This is just a local reaction and should not have systemic effects.A very common cause of generalized itching is dry skin or allergies.So,moisturize 3-4 times daily and try an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) to c if either helps.If not p,c ur doc or a Dermatologist.??
Answered on Jan 28, 2015

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