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Write-up: During monitoring period post initial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, pt experienced lip swelling, "ball in throat," itching, lightheaded, sweaty, then chills, dizziness, fatigue, tachycardia, heaviness all over. Medications Given: Epi-Pen injection 0.3ml SC in left thigh, Benadryl 25mg IM for itching given before and after Epi-Pen due to severe itching/rash. Patient has had severe anaphylactic reactions to other vaccines previously that was not disclosed during intake. Patient remained in extended Observation for over 2 hours. VS: 140/82, P-79, Resp 17, O2 97% on RA. Refused to transfer to ER after observation. Later presented to ER with swollen eyes and SOB, rashes, sore throat and took fexofenadine at home. Given additional diphenhydramine 25mg IV and methylprednisolone 125mg IV. Discharged from ED with medrol dosepak.
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