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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?

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 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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I'm allergic to eggs, is there a type of flu shot that I can get?

I'm allergic to eggs, is there a type of flu shot that I can get?

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 more

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I am allergic to floroquinolones. Is it safe to get a flu shot ?

Flu shot: Yes.Only need to be careful with flu shot if you are allergic to eggs. ...Read more

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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 husband is truly allergic to neosporin. The flu shot apparently contains this. Can he have a flu shot? He has never had one before.

Unlikely: Neomycin will give mild local reaction , some vaccines like polio will have very small concentration , flue vaccine is cultivated from egg yolk , if you are allergic to eggs , may give reaction speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Mgt: If your child has an egg allergy, please let your provider know. Even with an egg allergy, many patients will still be able to safely receive the flu vaccine. I would suggest reviewing the side effects with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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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