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Allergy to Test alergy shot
Wendus2 posted:
I'm, a 65 year old going through allergy shots. I was given two shots to see if I was allergic to my 3rd vile. I was in the office, two large swollen
dots. My arm is now swollen, warm to the touch and very itchy. Is there anything I can take to relieve these symptoms?
Aqua14 responded:
By now, probably most of your symptoms have resolved, but if you're still bothered, you can (a) take an antihistamine like Zyrtec, Benadryl, Claritin, etc.; and (b) put an ice pack or bag of frozen peas on your arm. Make sure that you put a paper towel or washcloth around the ice pack so it isn't sitting right on your skin.

Many of us undergoing allergy shots experience these symptoms a lot when we get our shots. Be sure and tell the doctor or shot nurse that you had these symptoms. They can back down your dosage so that you're not so uncomfortable next time.

Hope this helps. Take care & good luck. Judy
It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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