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Get the flu shot: Antibiotic allergies do not preclude one from getting the flu shot. Similarly, egg allergy does not preclude one from getting the flu shot. If you are egg allergic discuss with your allergists how the get the flu shot. There are published guidelines on how to administer the flu vaccine in the patient who is egg allergic. The previous suggestions that egg allergy precludes flu shot is not correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 read that the flu shot is made from antibiotics. Safe for people allergic to keflex and penicillin?
Risk/benefit?: People with egg allergy may have a reaction because the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein. When egg allergy is suspected, patients be can skin tested to the flu vaccine. If the test is positive, the severity of the reaction and the risk/benefits of administering the vaccine should be evaluated. Otherwise, there are meds (tamiflu) that can be given if you actually get the flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grown in eggs : The flu virus strains that are later inactivated & placed in the flu shot are grown using eggs as a supportive nutrient.The manufacturing process filters out all but a minute amount of egg protein from the material but enough remains to create problems if someone is very allergic to eggs.Simple reactions to eggs do not require exclusion, but major ones do. Check with your dr to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: The cdc changed their recommendation based on studies which show safety in people with mild egg allergies who get hives, but have not had anaphylaxis. With mild egg allergy, the person should be watched carefully for 30 minutes after the shot and it should be given by a physician with experience dealing with such people. For more information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6033a3.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is truly allergic to neosporin. The flu shot apparently contains this. Can he have a flu shot? He has never had one before.
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?
Avoid the virus: Good handwashing and prevent exposure to people who are ill. ...Read more
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
Last year i had anaphylaxis from keflex, 6 days after my flu shot. Does being allergic to keflex mean the flu shot isn't safe for me?
Allergic to flu shot? In the past very severe pain after shot (1st time neck froze, next time severe back spasms). Needed Vicodin to get past pain.
Could I be allergic to just dippy-cooked eggs? It seems like I can eat scrambled and hard-boiled eggs. What's it mean for vaccines like the flu shot?
Yes: Some egg allergic individuals are able to tolerate well cooked or baked egg, but have issues with under cooked or raw egg. There is no specific recommendations on how well to cook eggs, and care needs to be taken. I would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist. For the Flu shot- The amount of allergen in the vaccine in minimal, unless you reacted in the past get the vaccine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local flu shot rash has persisted since november. It itches a lot but I have no other symptoms of allergy. I am not allergic to eggs. Is this normal?
Not usual: This is not a typical reaction, and in this case i would recommend you see a board certified dermatologist in your area for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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