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Is it normal to have a large bump on the site of the allergy injection?

Is it normal to have a large bump on the site of the allergy injection?

Yes: Right after the shot there may be an itchy lump on the skin like a hive, anywhere from a pinpoint to a silver dollar size. This is usually normal, although some doctors adjust the dose if it's large. Also, as the dose gets higher, it is common to have a hard, non-tender swelling that develops over a few hours and lasts a few days. This is also normal. ...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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I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

Depends: There are an assortment of normal "bumps" or papillae located in the tongue.The most prominent are located in a row near the back or root of the tongue (vallate papilla), while others on the side and surface are rarely notices. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm, bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm,  bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Not unusual : This can happen. Discuss this with your physician. Local reactions can occur. If bothersome, modifying doses of the injection can help. Sometime taking an antihistamine 2 hours before injections can help. If you have any trouble breathing, feeling lightheaded, you must consult you physician or go to an emergency room as can be a more serious reaction. ...Read more

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Big red bumps at his back. Red bump at eyelids. Medium red bumps left side of his face. Is it an allergy? What medicine should he take?

Big red bumps at his back. Red bump at eyelids. Medium red bumps left side of his face. Is it an allergy? What medicine should he take?

Maybe, can't say: Dermatology diagnoses are typically made visually. Then re-examined, or biopsied and looked via microscope, often with special stains, then blood tests are drawn. Hives, bites, viral rashes, contact allergy, medication allergy, too many possibilities here; get seen by provider. Use antihistamines first, low dose topicsl steroids. Think about possible exposure: plants, cosmetics, adhesives, etc. ...Read more

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I have swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue. Also chronic sinus issues, but bumps are new. They're not painful, normal tongue color. Allergies?

I have swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue. Also chronic sinus issues, but bumps are new. They're not painful, normal tongue color. Allergies?

Unrelated: Not itching and thus unlikely to be from allergies. If they don't go away after 2 weeks or get worse , see your doctor since they do not appear to pose any immediate danger. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of throat? Is it normal? Is because of allergies?n I also have red bumps all the way back of my tongue .

Red bumps on back of throat? Is it normal? Is because of allergies?n I also have red bumps all the way back of my tongue .

Possibly: Red bumps in the back of the throat or "cobblestoning" are lymphoid patches and is a normal response of the immune system probably to post nasal drip from the sinuses +/- allergies. Most likely the bumps on the back of your tongue are actually specialized taste buds and are normal. Most people never notice them. ...Read more

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My 8 years old daughter has been complaining of right side nostril pain. She has been having trouble breathing from that side and headaches for 2 weeks. I can see a big swollen red bump in her right nostril. She doesn't have asthma, allergies or cold. Wha

My 8 years old daughter has been complaining of right side nostril pain. She has been having trouble breathing from that side and headaches for 2 weeks. I can see a big swollen red bump in her right nostril. She doesn't have asthma, allergies or cold. Wha

She might have..: ..A cyst or infection in her nose, but with the complaints of headache for two weeks i'm concerned that there is a sinus infection. Anything painful like that, going on for weeks, needs to be seen and diagnosed by her doctor asap. ...Read more

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Bumps like bites, is this allergy?

Maybe: Technically speaking, bite reactions like what people commonly get with mosquitos or ants are a kind of allergic reactions called hives. Some people will have such hives from allergies, although there are a number of other causes. In many cases it is difficult to identify a cause for such bumps, but an allergist can help you to search for a cause. ...Read more