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Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

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 more

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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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If you are allergic to penicillin, and you also not get the flu shot?

If you are allergic to penicillin, and you also not get the flu shot?

No relation: Being allergic to penicillin does not put the affected individual at risk to develop severe reaction to flu shot. ...Read more

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I read that the flu shot is made from antibiotics. Safe for people allergic to keflex and penicillin?

I read that the flu shot is made from antibiotics. Safe for people allergic to keflex and penicillin?

No/ Yes: Influenza vaccines are made with dead viral antigens or inactivated live virus. They are not made with antibiotics and can be given to anyone who is allergic to antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

Yes, with caution: Penicillin allergy has no relevance to influenza vaccine. Egg allergy is not a problem if reaction was limited to hives. If the reaction was anaphylaxis and near death, then most allergists would be cautious. Skin testing with the vaccine has not been found to predict an allergic reaction. Approaches include administration of 10% of the dose then 90% or just not receive it. See an allergist. ...Read more

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

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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If you are allergic to eggs, should you do not get a flu shot?

If you are allergic to eggs, should you do not get a flu shot?

Get the flu shot : In general, pt who are egg allergic can receive the flu shot. There are published protocols on how to adminster the flu vaccine in this population of patients. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to eggs you do not get a flu shot--why is this?

If you are allergic to eggs you do not get a flu shot--why is this?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Cefaclor (Definition)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more