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What does it mean if I have arthritis flare up after flu shot

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Active immune system: The flu shot activates your immune system. This can cause a reactive arthritis in some people. It will usually go away on its own but may come back ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Klimenko
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: I would recommend you to "protect" yourself with homeopathic medicine that should be taken before and after the any immunization. This will help your ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Fever: Hi, how long? Flu shot couldn't be the cause, do u have any swollen nodes, joint pain, any headache, night sweat, any recent travel? please see a pro ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities..: if you also have a cough productive of discolored sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain that increases with inhalation, etc. then you could have pne ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: There are immunizations available which will be specifically recommended by your physician.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumato ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leon Schwechter
43 years experience Geriatrics
Not immune: each year has a different strain of influenza.2012/13 likely has no connection to this year's flu.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sometimes pain occurs from certain tissues getting injured or inflamed from the trauma of a needle stick and sometimes no sensitive tissues are touche ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If you can eat any form of raw egg like scrambled or hard boiled then you are NOT allergic to eggs. People who are egg allergic react to every form of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Uncertain?: Are u asking whether u can get a flu shot? Cdc says you can. Just get the shot, not the live-virus-based inhaled form.
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