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Will All Allergy Shots Cause Permanent Divots On My Arms
No: On rare occasions patients on immunotherapy develops little hard lumps under the skin. These are probably granulomas. I say probably because we don't biopsy them. They resolve spontaneously in a few months and possibly contribute to a better response to allergy shots. I've never seen a divot from an allergy injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Shoulder to upper arm feels like itching, burning and its in pain when moving. Possible the allergy shots cause this? Is it muscle torn?
Local redness: If you received an allergy shot in your arm and now it bothers you than it is possible you are aware of it. Most common side effects of allergy shot would be redness or soreness. If you feel excessive redness or pain with passive motion call your doctor or have it examined soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's pretty common: it's an immune reaction. Personally, I kind of believe in the 19th century idea that a vaccine that makes more of a 'take' (the signs you mention) produces a better immune reaction. Vaccines vary between the type (live is stronger) and between people on how much inflammation they produce. ...Read more
I'm having a reaction to my allergy shots and my arms are really swollen. I took Allegra at about 6:40 this morning, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
No particular reason: Some offices alternate arms when only one shot is given each visit. Some switch arms when two or more injections are given per visit. At our office we do not alternate arms or we defer to patient preference. There is no data that i know of suggesting that alternating arms for immunotherapy either improves results or decreases adverse reactions. I'd like to hear our other experts' opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to administer your allergy shots without rubbing alcohol on arm bec it Don't hurt my arm when give them ?
I gave myself my allergy shots in each arm and forgot to use alcohol swab is that to not use them? It don't hurt really don't need them.
Not recommended.: Since allergy shots can cause serious and even life-threatening reactions (since they contain things you are allergic to), it is best to get the shots at a doctor's office. The alcohol is meant to disinfect (not to numb it) the skin surface and you will to wait till it has dried . Again, I would strongly advise giving allergy shots to yourself. Is your allergist board-certified? ...Read more
Unlikely: Allergy injections (allergen immunotherapy) can lead to allergic reactions but not fever. Another cause of the fever should be sought. Immunizations from other vaccines can be associated with fever. It is unclear why a person would receive 7 allergy shots unless they were at intervals of weekly dosing. ...Read more
No: Cortisone injections do not cause infertility, but they can cause a variety of other effects that have negative health consequences, including bone loss, weight gain, increased blood pressure and blood sugar. This is why their use should be limited as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes cysts to form in the sinuses..? I've had allergies for sometime & a few infections I've taken lots of meds & am on allergy shots too.
Cause not known!: we see small cysts on sinus X-ray often. This may have no connection to symptoms. No definite cause has been established. ...Read more
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