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Allergic Reaction To Flu Shot
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
My daughter is scheduled to get her flu shot in November. I'm terrified because I'm afraid she will have an allergic reaction. What can I do?
My daughter is able to get her flu shot but I'm scared she will have an allergic reaction to the chicken eggs used. Any suggestions?
What type of: reaction did she have in the past? If there has been any reaction that can be attributed, then the flu shot is not for her. If she has had a reaction, and she got the flu shot, I would have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Atarax ready with perhaps some Epi pen just in case. Egg allergies can be nasty and unpredictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time i get flu shot i get sick badly. should i even bother getting one? im 32 with bad all yr allergies and diabetic..
Uncommon: Since flu vaccines (aside from the nasal spray form) consist of killed virus , they shouldn't make you ill. There are rare cases of neurologic complication from flu vaccine reported. There is an intradermal form of flu vaccine which you may be able to tolerate. However if you still get sick from it regardless of the mechanism, discuss with your doctor re. pros and cons in skipping it. ...Read more
Last night before bed, i started to cough. Now all day today, i can't stop coughing! no other symptoms besides a ticklish throat. I have asthma & allergies & received a flu shot. What could this be?
Lots of things: Could be asthma, post nasal drip down the back of throat, or a virus, or a way some people present from reflux. If over the counter cough medicines don't help and keeping a cool mist humidifier by your bed, see your doctor(assuming you tried using your asthma medication ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has a sore throat, stomach ache, headache and fatigue. He got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Is it allergies? A cold? What could it be?
Many possibilities: Not the flu unless he was already in the early stages. In the flu shot the viral genetic material has been denature or "killed." your body will probably react with mild symptoms because of the remaining products used in you immune response. The responses vary on how fast your immune system responds. Could be many causes .. Least of which is the flu. ...Read more
I have had allergic reactions to the MMR and the tdap as an adult. Iam still experiencing symptoms from the tdap. It is mandatory to have take the flu shot where i work. I am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last
What type of rxn?: See: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/general.htm for a list of potential side effects. ...Read more
Please let us: know which of these you desire to know about so that we can provide specific feedback. Clarify and re-ask. Thanks, ...Read more
If you specify: what the reaction was & the specific vaccines- then we can try to provide a helpful answer. Take care. ...Read more
If i had a bad reaction to the flu shot in the past, will i likely get that reaction 2 years later?
Flu shot reaction: Msot liely not. Beter to be protected than to get sick with it, which can be worse. ...Read more
Very worried about getting my 1year old a flu shot. What are the risk of him having a bad reaction to it. I don't think he has ever had eggs yet.?
My 3 y/o woke up w/ a lisp a day after getting pcv13 n flu shot. Took him to ER n dr said it was reaction from shot(affected brain)but he didn't do anything about it. Should i worry this is permanent?
Due to a reaction I had to the flu shot as a kid pharmacists won't give me one. What can I do to prevent the flu otherwise??
Reexamine Reaction !: Please determine what reaction you had. It may not always be medically confirmed. There is no better way to prevent flu,than the vaccination. Mega vitamins, fluids, rest and discussed but not proven tobe effective prevention tools. Good hand washing, avoiding crowded places will held. If symptoms suggestive of flu are seen contact your doctor for a test swab and get treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got the standard flu shot today and had some slight raised redness. What is really weird is that I also have the same reaction in the opposite arm??
Vaccine reaction: It's normal to have mild local reactions on the same arm where you receive flu vaccine. If there are red spots elsewhere on your body, it is possible that you are having an allergic reaction to your vaccine, and I would contact your doctor, and you can try a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if that helps the rash. If you are short of break or have throat swelling you should go to the closest ER. ...Read more
Hello we live in australia and want to know is it safe to get our 5 year old daughter the flu shot? Some kids had bad reaction in 2010 to influvac one
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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