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Flu Injection Safe While Taking Prednisone
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
I had the flu shot but a day later had a solumedrol shot and put on a short course of prednisone (4 days). Do I need to get another flu shot? And if I do how long after the first flu shot do I get a second one?
Flu shot 2 days ago. How long to wait until starting 9 day 60/40/20MG course of prednisone to reduce nerve inflammation from herniated L4/L5?
Shot: If it has been 48 hours and no side effects from shot, it should be safe to take shot ...Read more
I am suppose to start taking prednisone for 10 days for chronic sinus infections. I'm getting a flu shot tomorrow. How long should I wait to take it?
I am on 9 mg predezone. Your doctors say I can't get flu shot my dr says ok and will get protection?
Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system.
Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. ...Read more
I am on 9 mg of predezone. I have to increase to 15 mg. Dr says ok to get flu shot. Is it better to get it before I increase to 15 mg?
Hi dose flu vaccine: For someone 65 and older there is a 'high dose' flu vaccine that is made up of 4x the amount of antigen in a regular flu shot. You have good insight- the more steroids you're on, the weaker your immune system becomes (relatively speaking). So yes, I would prefer you to get the flu shot sooner rather than later, and please ask about the HI dose shot -if you were my patient, that's what I would give ...Read more
I’m anti-ro SSA positive. If the flu shot causes an increase in autoantibodies, is it safe for me to have the injection?
There is little evidence that flu or other vaccination will worsen auto-immune response. The risk of flu is greater than any theoretical risk of increase in auto antibody titer. You may visit this site for info:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22235050
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Kenalog injection July 10 for severe poison ivy reaction. Safe to get a flu shot now (Oct) or do I need to wait a certain period after the Kenalog?
From my previous question it's the first time I have had the flu injection. Do u think that may be the cause of me feeling like this? Thanks :)
I recieved a flu shot, immediately the injection site was swollen after the injection and I got a bump. Is that normal so immediately?
Flu shot: This can be quite normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Today I had flu injection now vomiting anything I should watch for? Maybe related not unwell before the injection just had end of a cough
No Worries : No more concerning than any episode of vomiting. Very rare but form of weakness progressing to paralysis and allergic type reactions are the major flu vax side effects. Vomiting is not related. I guess flu season is different down under as we are a long way from vaccine season. I spent two of the best months of my life in Sydney on a cardiology rotation. Wonderful country. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Should not: If you are worried enough about getting a shot, however, you might have palpitations from your fear. In rare instances, if you have had an allergic reaction to a shot in the past, you could have a severe allergic reaction to another one. However, you would know about the reaction from the first shot.... ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain at the injection sight on my arm after a flu shot that radiates towards the upper back?
I recently had a flu injection. There is now a large hard very painful lump under the skin. Why is that happening?
Common side effect: Hello, You are experiencing a common reaction to the flu shot. Your immune system is mounting a local reaction which causes swelling to the area where you received the flu shot. This is normal and means that your body is responding to the shot the way it has to. Warm compresses or moving the arm helps. Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen for severe pain. The swelling should subside in 7 – 10 days. ...Read more
About 2 days after I got a flu shot, I got small blisters around the injection site. Is this a reaction or normal?
Could be: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor or a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Got a flu shot today. The injection site is fine, but this evening I suddenly developed a burning bug bite-like bump on my leg. Could it be connected?
Flu shot: Isolated spot of rash at a remote site probably a coincidence ...Read more
I received the flu shot Monday afternoon. I didnt feel any pain or soreness. 4 days after redness, itchiness, and bumps appear for the first time at injection site. Is this normal? Also, the placement of shot seemed a little further back then Usual.
It can: Yes it can as it is a local reaction and will get better by itself. ...Read more
I just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?
My 2 year old has vsd. He gets realy bad chest infections and has asthma. And gets sick easily. Should he get the flu injection? Is their risk for him
Yes: Influenza can lead to serious illness in children with congenital heart disease. If he does not have an allergy or adverse reaction to components of the vaccine, aap recommendations are that he should receive the vaccine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with his doctor before deciding, but in general, the benefits of preventing serious flu infections outweigh the risks. ...Read more
After getting a flu shot, the injection site swelled & was hot. It itched mildly. Now, 2 days after shot, I have a rash under my arms. Is this related?
May be: The interval between your flu vaccine and the rash may suggest that the rash is due to the vaccine. However, it may be a coincidence. If it does not bother you, I would wait. If it itches, would take an antihistamine such as cetirizine, Loratadine or fexofenadine (all available otc). If no better is a few days, see your physician. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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