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Allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine possible?

Allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine possible?

Yes,it's mild: A eaction to chickenpox vaccine would occur about 5 days after the shot. The patient may get a little chicknpox-like rash around the site of the shot. It is not common, and not serious. The disease if your child is not vaccinate would cause much more uncomfortable symptoms than the possible side effects of the vaccine. So give your child the chickenpox vaccine! ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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Allergic reaction possible to chickenpox vaccine?

Allergic reaction possible to chickenpox vaccine?

Yes: All vaccines have adverse reaction profiles much like medication we are taking or prescribed. The extent of severity is quantified and compared to a control or non treatment group. Reactions can be local and mild versus more systemic/body related. The varicella vaccine (aka chickenpox) is very safe. Allergies to egg whites-albumin is a contraindication to this shot (like mmr). ...Read more

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What does an allergic reaction from the flu shot look like?

Local vs systemic: A local reaction involves swelling of the injection site with associated pain. A systemic reaction can involve a rash, cough, swelling of the face and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to the rabies vaccine?

Can I be allergic to the rabies vaccine?

Sure: You literally can be allergic to anything, including any vaccine. A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Serious problems from Rabies Vaccine are very rare. Several brands of Rabies Vaccine are available in the United States, and reactions may vary. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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Is there a shot to stop allergies to cats? Like an anti-cat allergy shot?

Is there a shot to stop allergies to cats?  Like an anti-cat allergy shot?

Allergy shots: An allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. See an allergist for testing and to discuss therapy options. ...Read more

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Any unusual reactions to flu shot 2013?

Any unusual reactions to flu shot 2013?

Influenza vaccine: Slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. Headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain resolved quickly. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to flu shots?

Can a person be allergic to flu shots?

Yes: Since the current formulations of flu shots are produced in eggs anyone who is truly allergic to eggs should probably avoid these. Many people confuse feeling crumby after a flu shot with an "allergy." this is not the case - this is body's normal reaction to the vaccine and it usually only lasts a day or two (a lot faster/milder) than the flu. ...Read more

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How typical is an allergic reaction to the antibiotic keflux?

How typical is an allergic reaction to the antibiotic keflux?

Atypical: This medication is safe. A small percentage of people develop allergy, which can be an immediate allergic reaction to Keflex alone, or to the family of antibiotics related to Keflex. Sometimes, particularly in cases of mononucleosis, a rash that is confused with allergy develops after antibiotics are taken. It is best to discuss any symptoms with a physician well-practiced in diagnosing allergy ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself. Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Any warning signs for allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

Any warning signs for allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

See below:: Becoming infected with chickenpox is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect you. Like any medicine, the vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low. Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor to discuss this more if needed. ...Read more

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In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.

In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.

Hives: Depending on the extent of your hives, you may wish to seek medical help. You can go to a walk in clinic or emergency room. I doubt your hives are from benadryl (diphenhydramine). Whatever prompted you to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have been the cause of your hives. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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If you have had adverse reactions to the hep b vaccine, the MMR vaccine and the tdap should you take the flu shot?

If you have had adverse reactions to the hep b vaccine, the MMR vaccine and the tdap should you take the flu shot?

Depends: Talk to you doctor, or explain the rash here on health tap with more detail. Some reactions mean you should not get certain vaccines. Other reactions may mean you need to bake some Ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before the vaccine (or other meds depending). Let us know exactly what you reactions were. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more