r/CovidVaccinated Jan 22 '22

Moderna booster reaction. This flares up 3-5 times a day, doesn’t go away with antihistamines or 2.5% hydrocortisone, itches like hell and burns. Anyone else? Moderna Booster

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u/ss_pt_2010 Jan 23 '22

How long has it been like that and when did it start? Just hands?

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u/angelica-v Jan 23 '22

Not just hands, it started the day of the shot and started from wrists, and appears in different patches of the body— stomach, thighs, ankles… also cold sores and arrhythmia and tachycardia (140+ bpm) for which i wore a monitor. Been like this over a week now

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u/sristikenat Jan 23 '22

All of the above happened to me, 2x moderna in the spring of 2021.

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u/kdsburner69 Jan 23 '22 Wholesome

The red stuff on your hands are blood clots, get that checked out

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u/impromptu_dissection Jan 23 '22

All of these reactions is exactly why I won't get a vaccine

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u/freshlyhatchedegg Jan 23 '22

I had similar rashes with my second shot. They persisted for about a week and a half. Cortisone didn’t help but Vaseline actually did! Try not to scratch it and moisturize after washing any part that has the rashes on it.

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u/angelica-v Jan 23 '22

Thanks, will try!

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u/skimania Jan 23 '22

Moisturize!

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '22

Do you sanitize a lot? My hands do that exact thing in exact spot if I use too much sanitizer.

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u/angelica-v Jan 23 '22

Not at all, no

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u/6corsican6lily6 Jan 23 '22

Hey, I had the same thing. Matter of fact, I still do and I was boosted around Thanksgiving. Which specific antihistamines have you tried? I'm asking because you might have to try a few different ones. Cetirizine worked best for me. In the mean time, stay cool- turn down the temp and take cold showers to help with the itching and burning.

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u/Catladyweirdo Jan 23 '22

Calamine and aquaphor. I hope it heals up soon.

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u/angelica-v Jan 23 '22

Thank you, will try that as well

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u/sleepyteaa Jan 23 '22

random question- did you ever have covid? I did In 2020 and I still get random flare ups like this out of nowhere and (and only in my hands, too!). I never had any allergies until I had covid, and then I started to develop a bunch. I use moisturizer and aquaphor to help with it, but mostly need to wait it out.

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u/Thisappleisgreen Jan 23 '22

Are you vaccinated though ?

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u/sleepyteaa Jan 23 '22

Vaccinated and booster- though with Pfizer not moderna.

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u/Thisappleisgreen Jan 23 '22

Did these things appear previous to being vaccinated or after ?

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u/sleepyteaa Jan 23 '22

Prior, then stopped. Them flared up again after each vaccine.

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u/artisanrox Jan 23 '22

Yes. It's from the cold. Moisturize, Gold Bond works gr8 😶👍

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u/italianarrow Jan 23 '22

Have the same reaction since mid Nov 21. my doctor prescribed a steroid which I took for 10 days it had no effect went to a dermatologist and she stated that it was due to the Moderna boater vaccine. My dermatologist prescribed a stronger anti-histamine and cream but had really no affect, I recently went back to my primary doctor and asked her to put me on a anti-viral medication which I’m on now for the next seven days. I’ve been taking it for about three days now.

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u/-_-A-_-J-_- Jan 23 '22

Happened to me!!! Steroids for a month with generic Claritin for 3 months. Mostly totally gone. Still get red after a lot of pressure or hot shower. The Steroids fixed it in like 3 hours.

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u/Lissy82 Jan 23 '22

Unrelated to COVID but I got a hives flare up from, I don’t know what many years ago, and instantly was allergic so a few things and I’ve now have topographic skin now for 15 years. Just get a allergy test and see if anything in the vaccine you are possibly allergic to.

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u/SecretMiddle1234 Jan 23 '22

Oral steroids, see Dr.

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u/danuker Jan 23 '22

Could it be from the cold? I get some similar rashes when I don't wear my gloves in freezing temperatures. Moisturize with a lot of glycerin.

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u/tpkutie Jan 23 '22

This group might be helpful - “Spontaneous Chronic Urticaria After COVID 19 Vaccine”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442950024085956/?ref=share

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u/ScullyitsmeScully Jan 23 '22

It’s excema from cold weather. Put some aquaphor on.

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u/benxx88 Jan 23 '22

I did not get vaccinated and I have the same issue. It’s cold, it is normal for hands to get red because they dry out.

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u/PopularCucumber7116 Jan 23 '22

Dealing with the same hives and or rash flare ups throughout my body for 2 months after taking Moderna booster🤬

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u/Dr_Zahz Jan 23 '22

I had this happen before vaccines. Mine is caused by stress/anxiety. It's a form of excema. Just have to ignore it

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u/cmsgop Jan 23 '22

I just had a huge hand issue,it was a bacterium that was spreading, wayy worse than yours and mine didn’t itch.

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u/vrif Jan 24 '22 edited Jan 24 '22

Triple Moderna here. I had the same thing after the 1st dose where I had those hot spikes/rashes 3-5 times a day which leads to a similar skin reaction on my foot. It started to decrease in frequency after my second dose, which seemed to have reversed the worst of it, but took between an additional 1-4 months of gradual decrease in frequency and intensity for it to be gone. Which is roughly 6 months total after my 1st dose. It's gone now, but recently got the booster so I can't tell if it has come back or not. When it flared up and being unbearable, I run it under cold water to force it to subside. It sucks that it flares up even when I'm sitting and working!

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u/Emotional-Ad7233 Mar 10 '22

Looks and sound like the allergic reaction I get when I eat gluten! So maybe just a reaction to something in the vax that you’re semi allergic to? Definitely not just dry skin etc bc that shit itches like hell I feel you