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How long is it normal for an arm ache after a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually a few days.: Usually resolves within several days. A week at the most.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ice packs: If site of injection is painful apply ice packs for 20 minutes 4 times daily. It will help to relieve pain.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long should an arm ache for after a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Robert Patterson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
It varies: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. In my experience, if someone is pretty active, they will notice the site being "sore" for a few hours to a day or so.

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