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should i ice arm after vaccination

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Few days: After vaccination you may have pain on site of injection for few days , you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help the pain.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
A Local Reaction: This is a local reaction, not an allergic reaction.It may be caused by the trauma of the shot or a reaction to the chemistry of the vaccine, irritatin ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Local Reaction: It means there is local reaction to the vaccine and the swelling will go down with time and there is nothing serious
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Some medications can be taken orally or injected. In that case, so long as the child can swallow pills (or liquid forms) then it should be fine. Howev ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Digestion limits: Medication that is not altered by digestive juices in the stomach or intestines can be taken as a pill or liquid, be absorbed & work. If a medication/ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Yes: There are many options to improve the appearance of a scar. These include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and finally scar revision surgery. Discus ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? be more specific ?: You have attributed unspecified reactions to a vaccination or vaccinations. Whether or not that is valid, or due to another cause, you have not provi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vaccine reaction: If you got your vaccine in the left arm, it is probably a vaccine reaction. Ice the area and keep it mobile. Ibuprofen is likely to be helpful. If the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: No routine vaccination causes a "massive" reaction of any kind. Thus, one's doctor should be contacted to see if and when an recheck visit can be done ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes but it could cause infection scarring or reaction to tatoo dye.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Reaction: This is most likely a reaction to the bcg vaccine or an abscesses at the injection site. DO NOT open the area. This could be dangerous and introduce f ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Shingles: Varicella vaccine - somehow does not protect against shingles. How old are you? Somehow shingles happens in very old people and/ or when immunity go ... Read More

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