A 47-year-old member asked:
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For how long does a tetanus shot make your arm sore?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Typically 3-4 days: Use some tylenol (acetaminophen). It will help.
Answered on Apr 26, 2018

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Not long: The soreness should go away after a couple of days. If it has been more than 7 to 10 days, call your doctor to check it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Could be several day: Generally this is mild and does not last very long. If it persists past three days and is not improving, see your doctor.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually: Usually the majority of discomfort from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Arm with Shot: Expect to have a sore arm after a tetanus shot for three to five days.
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