A 24-year-old female asked:

Why would i have spreading redness and swelling around injection site after tetanus shot?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 28 years experience
Local reaction: You seem to have a local reaction which is not too uncommon. It's an inflammation at the injection site. Using a heat pad can help.
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