Local Reactions: Usually occur within 30 minutes and may consist of itching, swelling, redness or tenderness at the site of the injections. Sometimes, a delayed reaction can occur 4 to 48 hours later. Both instances need to be noted so that the next injection may be adjusted.
Local reactions can be treated with over the counter hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl cream for itching or swelling. May also apply ice or cold pack to shot area for itching, swelling or discomfort.
Systemic Reactions: May consist of nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, flushing, heart racing, and generalized itching with or without hives, abdominal cramping or nausea. Severe reactions can progress to include asthmatic symptoms with wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and shock. The sooner the treatment is initiated, the better the chance reversing the reaction.
Call the office at 407-380-8700 with any questions related to your injections.