Information on allergic due to flu shot?

The flu vaccine contains some traces of egg protein that may cause allergic reactions in people who have a severe egg allergy. The egg protein left behind in the vaccine is a result of the process in which the flu vaccine is grown. It is grown in chicken eggs which are fertilized and the final dose may thus retain some traces of egg protein. It is thus important to determine whether or not you have an allergy before taking the flu shot. It is possible that certain reactions may result in the body on account of the flu vaccine. These reactions may or may not be related to a food allergy. It is thus important to conduct a test before administering the flu shot. The allergy to egg protein in the flu shot is more common in children than in adults. The severity of the allergy may vary depending upon the individual's history of allergies. A test to determine egg allergy may involve an analysis of the clinical history of the patient or a blood test or skin prick test. In the case of adults, it is possible to administer the flu vaccine under the supervision of a specialist if the person has an egg allergy. You should seek the help of your medical practitioner after performing the allergy test to weigh the risk factors of taking the flu shot. It is possible that in some cases the allergic reaction might not be as severe and can be controlled after administering the shot.

The doctor could even administer some other flu medications to patients who are allergic to egg protein in the flu shot. These other medications could be administered within 24 hours of exhibiting flu symptoms and they will control the symptoms and check the flu’s progress. In addition, there are several natural remedies you can try at home to treat flu symptoms. Maintain a good level of hygiene as this is the simplest and most effective preventive for the flu. Encourage children to wash their hands frequently and ensure good hygiene standards while preparing food at home.

Drink plenty of green tea as it is a natural antioxidant and boosts the immune system. Black elderberry is very effective in preventing and treating flu symptoms. It fights the flu as it has natural anti-viral properties. Another effective natural remedy for flu is olive leaf extract. Olive leaf is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent.

answered by G R

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