A 54-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

i got the shingles shot on tuesday april30, today it hurt, warm to touch, red & itches. should i worry? took some benadryl (diphenhydramine).

1 doctor answer
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Call your doctor: If it continues, it will need to be seen. This may be a reaction to the vaccine. Even if it resolves, it's a good idea to call the office where you received the shot. This would be considered an "adverse event". The cdc collects data on these events to monitor vaccine safety, and calculate the risks of side effects.
Answered on May 5, 2013
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
22 years experience Pediatrics
Topical steroid : Try Hydrocortisone 1% two to three times a day as needed. It is anti inflammatory. It should work a little better.
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy clitoris: You may have an infection. Best to be checked by your physician and tests taken if necessary.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not allergy: These are not typical allergy symptoms. You need to consult an allergist to find out if you have a mast cell disorder since Benadryl (diphenhydramine ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy: I would suspect something in the "cheddar puffs" like a preservative.Warm bath can aggravate allergic skin reactions;i often recommend "aveeno" or oth ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month