Can I Get Diphtheria Vaccine When I Have Allergies?

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I want to ask. If you are allergic, can you get diphtheria vaccine or not? the fear is getting worse.

1 Answer:

Hi Angelicab,

Allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction in the body that is triggered by an allergen. Allergens can be certain foods, cold weather, insect bites, drugs, mites, pollen. Allergic manifestations can include hives / itching on the body, swelling in the mouth and eyes, swelling of the whole body, sneezing, coughing, runny nose and eyes, to shortness of breath and decreased consciousness.

What trigger allergy do you mean and what are the symptoms of an allergy? If it's only mild, such as sneezing or itching, and it's not due to an allergy to the vaccine components, then diphtheria vaccination may be done. However, if you have an allergy to the components of the vaccine, then the vaccine should not be done and is an absolute contraindication. Likewise, if the allergic reaction is severe, for example, swelling throughout the body, shortness of breath, and decreased consciousness, the vaccine should be postponed until the body's condition improves.

I suggest that you tell the doctor on duty at the vaccination site about your allergy history so that the doctor can evaluate and decide whether you can be vaccinated or postponed.

Here is an article that relates to the topic of your question:

diphtheria vaccine

Thanks and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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