Vaccine Side Effect Treatment
The treatment for immunization reactions depends on the type of reaction. Treatment for immunization reactions often include the application of warm compresses to the vaccination site, oral antihistamines, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Treatment for severe immunization reactions includes intravenous fluids, corticosteroids, and epinephrine injections.
Treatment options for immunization reactions include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Warm compresses
- Oral antihistamines:
Treatment for allergic reactions caused by immunizations may also include:
Vaccine Side Effect Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat immunization reactions:
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