It is not uncommon for some side effects to occur after taking the corona vaccine. Usually these side effects are not worrying. However, there is no denying that a small number of people have had severe side effects or allergic reactions. According to experts, allergic reactions should be treated without neglect.

Allergic reactions caused by the vaccine can quickly lead to severe complications. That's why you need to know the symptoms of an allergic reaction, so that you can take the right steps at the right time to avoid serious consequences.

What is an allergic reaction? Can those who have such side effects in the first dose of corona vaccine take the second dose? These questions are answered here.

What is an allergic reaction?

Allergic reactions to the corona vaccine or any vaccine occur if the vaccine is sensitive to any of the components of that vaccine. These side effects can lead to anaphylaxis অর্থাৎ an allergic reaction that is so severe that there is a risk of death.

Many people do not want to be vaccinated for fear of these side effects. But according to experts, the occurrence of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis in taking the corona vaccine is still rare, so there is no need to worry so much about it. But be careful after getting vaccinated, because even if it is rare, what will happen if it happens to me or you? So before going for vaccination, you need to know the symptoms of allergic reaction. These side effects require immediate medical attention.

What to do in case of allergic reaction?

These side effects usually occur within a few minutes to half an hour or an hour after vaccination. Experts say that it is better to wait at least 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine at the place where you will get the vaccine, so that the allergic reaction can be treated quickly. Before getting vaccinated, you need to make sure that the vaccination center has the appropriate treatment. If there is a rash at the site of the vaccine, you can give antihistamines and allergy medicine to the doctor. Severe side effects (anaphylaxis) caused by allergies will require emergency treatment, otherwise death may occur. The doctor can observe for up to a few hours. The two symptoms of anaphylaxis are loss of consciousness and sweating. There is nothing to fear about anaphylaxis if treated at the right time.

What to do if you have an allergic reaction to corona vaccine?
What to do if you have an allergic reaction to corona vaccine?

Symptoms of an allergic reaction

If there is an allergic reaction to the corona vaccine, it can be understood with some symptoms. Possible symptoms of mild allergic reactions and anaphylaxis are:

* Hives, blisters, redness and swelling on the skin

* Decreased blood pressure

* Sweating

* Weakness, rapid pulse, dizziness and loss of consciousness

* Nausea and vomiting

* Confusion and headaches

* Abnormal sounds while exhaling, nasal obstruction, difficulty breathing and coughing.

Those are at higher risk

It is not easy to say who will have an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis after receiving the vaccine. However, according to experts, the risk of these side effects may be higher if there are some risk factors. E.g.

* Has had allergic reactions in the past

* Previously had anaphylaxis

* Allergy to eggs

* History of asthma

* Propensity to frequent allergies.

If there is an allergic reaction in the first dose, can the second dose be taken?

If there is an allergic reaction to the first dose of the vaccine, it is normal that the interest in taking the second dose disappears, especially those who have had an acute reaction or anaphylaxis. Whether to take the second dose depends on the reaction to the first dose. There are also more factors to consider. If the reaction to the first dose is of an innocuous nature, it is advisable to take the second dose with extra caution. Those who have already had anaphylaxis may have their second dose canceled depending on their history and sensitivity. Physicians may consider whether those who have an allergic reaction to the first dose may be able to take a second dose of a different type of Covid vaccine.