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allergy to epidural contents?

Following two cervical epidural steroid injections and a blood patch, I broke out in a rash the size of a dinner plate around the injection site. I feel like my spine and brain are burning, I have burning pain down both arms,, down my neck and on my torso. My tongue is sore and my lips and nostrils are burning. A trip to the er and 50 mg of prednisone made me feel crazy. I am about two weeks post blood patch. While the redness is gone around the injection site, I still have horrible burning in my spine and head. My neurologist just shrugged his shoulders and said huh". like he didn't believe me. Pease help.
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I suggest you see your primary care physician. A local reaction at the site could indicate an allergy to something in the injection itself. As I am not a physician I suggest you get a second opinion.

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Missy, Thanks for your answer. The burning is going away with the help of Benadryl and I think the contrast dye or steroid that caused the allergic reaction is leaving my system. I think you were right about the reaction being something in the injection itself. Thanks for your thoughts. Liz
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