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A 26-year-old female asked:

I received the flu shot monday afternoon. i didnt feel any pain or soreness. 4 days after redness, itchiness, and bumps appear for the first time at injection site. is this normal? also the placement of shot seemed a little further back then usual.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not uncommon: This is not totally unexpected and perhaps reflects that you may have some antibody left over from previous immunizations or infection. If this bothers you a lot, try taking an NSAID +/- topical cortisone cream.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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