Experiences with Allergic reaction

Before taking any kind of medications or undergoing cancer treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are allergic to anything including medicines, dyes, additives, or foods. Mild allergic reactions are common, usually on the first time the medication is administered. Mild allergic reactions include fever and chills. More rare reactions include feeling lightheaded or dizzy (due to low blood pressure), fainting, changes in heart rate, hives, nausea, itching, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, back pain, tightness in the throat, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the face, tongue, or eyes. An allergic reaction is initially alarming, but can be controlled and monitored by your care team. If a reaction is happening at home, it is important to contact your doctor.

A lot of WhatNexter’s are scared of the side effects that treatment will cause. They have asked, ‘Has anyone else had an allergic reaction to chemotherapy?’ or ‘Has anyone started having allergic reactions halfway through treatment?’. Some WhatNexter’s wonder if there are other options than the drugs that are causing the reactions. One of the most common allergic reactions is a rash caused by chemotherapy. Aquaphor is a reliable product for a rash and is recommended by WhatNexter’s. For more insights on common allergic reactions, read what others have gone through and share your own experiences below.

  1. 19 days ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Had allergic reaction during first A/C treatment. My nurse tried to restart the treatment twice but I immediately started to have ti...

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    • cady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    19 days ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    water bags undermy eyes blurred vision rash very flakey skin

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    • Denise
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    6 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Extreme rash, had to stop and take steroids to calm the rash down.

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    • Denise
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    6 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    The Ixempra uses the same mix as Taxol, which I had an allergic reaction to in 2007. The doctors failed to check the mix! Ugh!

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  2. 6 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Allergic Reaction to the drug therapy but it was countered with Claritin

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    • cantcope
    • Experience with Chronic Lymphocytic L...
    7 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Doctor put me on Imbruvica Sept. 2017. I didn't have too many problems the first month but it hit me like a ton of bricks on the 2nd...

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    • Libbyhagen
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Ca...
    10 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Allergic reaction to Taxotere during second infusion

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    • Mandip
    • Experience with Endometrioid, Ovarian o...
    10 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Major allergic reaction to my first chemo-Taxol

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    • Amber0728
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    12 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    I was allergic to the chemo, had to be an inpatient at hospital for infusion

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    • KarlaZ
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    I was on Taxotere for 3 months and my gosh my skin was inflamed and itchy all over my whole body. I had to see a Dermatologist who ...

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    • allier4
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    To Oxaliplatin

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    • Love_Ess
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    cellulitis - swelling and skin sloughing on both legs. Skin biopsy revealed allergic reaction to one of the chemo drugs

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