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My mom got a senior flu shot on Thursday, she started

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My mom got a senior flu shot on Thursday, she started getting welts on her chest on Friday. Now they've spread up and on her back?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I am asking for my Mother the welts started Friday the day after her senior flu shot.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Any itching, wheezing or difficulty swallowing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Itching and burning
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.


It's obviously an allergic reaction to the shot

But nothing too serious right now

I'd suggest oral benadryl or Claritin and topical Caladryl lotion for now

But if this continues beyond today she needs to have her doctor check it out since she might need a short course of oral prednisone

Please let me know if you need any more information