How can I treat an injection site reaction from a multiple sclerosis shot?

When treating an injection site reaction, avoid scratching the injection site, as this can damage the skin. A cool pack may soothe any discomfort or itching, but be careful -- ice can damage the skin if used without a barrier. Keep your skin clean and healthy, and make sure you are doing everything possible to avoid contamination.

Let your doctor know if your injection site reactions are persistent or bothersome. Make sure to contact your health care provider immediately if you see any open, infected or black scabbed areas around your injection site.

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