A 38-year-old member asked:
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Expert opinion - should my arm be sore if i take a tetanus shot the day before a taekwondo tournament?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
possibly: Possibly. I like to do do pushups right after i get the shot. I also place small acupuncture needles in the surrounding area to disperse it well.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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Usually: Usually the majority of pain from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days.
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Normal: Local reaction to vaccination. Warm compress will help to resolve. Nsaids (aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, ibuprofen) may help.
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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.

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