Itchy Skin eruptions / Hives after Shingrix vaccine continuing 3 months

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Has anyone else experienced this?

I had the Shingrix vaccine 2nd dose in early December. From the first dose mid October I experienced itchy skin quite a lot in the days that followed, I seem to be getting increased skin eruptions since the 2nd dose, they come and go quite often and respond to benedryl cream.

The eruptions are either long raised itchy red bumps on itchy areas that develop like a bite or spot that are much smaller than the hive bumps. Location is forearms, ankles, knees, minor itch on torso around waist or hip.

Can any one relate?

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    yes that was my issue with shingrix. i had the same reaction , it should clear up. if not report to your doctor.

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      Thanks barbara, was your a delayed reaction as well?

      Today is over a month from 2nd vax and I seem to be getting skin eruptions daily, some continue itching the following day and some have disappeared in about 5 hours.

      How long did your reaction last?

      thanks again


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      sorry i do not remember how long the reaction lasted. it's complicated. i do not know your medical history. sometimes the scratching from itching can cause the rash to spread which is not connected to shingles. try not to scratch. fingernails can spread the rash just by the action of scratching which makes it much worse. i recommend rx for itching works very well , hydroxyzine. ask your doctor. there are also various OTC meds .

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