I recently got two shots. One was the Hep B and the other HPV. I also started birth control. I put the ring in the next day and later that day I noticed that there were bumps on one of my arms that looked like goose bumps but a little red and they did not itch. Two days later I woke up with puffy eyes like someone that has really bad allergies. Then the puffy eyes went away. I noticed that the bumps spread to my other arm and now are on my legs and a few are on my feet. I took out my ring, but they haven't gone away. It has only been 3 days but I dont know if I should be concerned. In the past I have gotten these little bumps on my hands and I think it was because of stress. I tend to get stressed very often. I guess I want to know if this could be because of the shots, birth control or stress?
According to the data you provided (taken two shots Hep B and HPV, had puffy eyes two days afterwards, bumps that spread to both arms and legs, the bumps happened before) you might be allergic to a substance.
The location of the bumps does not indicate that the substances in the ring caused them. The different location of the bumps might indicate that the allergen is already in your blood stream. It does not necessarily have to be caused by the shots, but they might have helped it by rendering the immune system more sensitive at the moment.
You might want to visit a dermatologist. If the bumps are defined as an allergy, then allergy tests might be recommended in order to exactly detect the allergen. Medications containing antihistamines and/or corticosteroids are likely to be used to treat your condition.
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