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After Effects Of Flu
3 days: Shoulder discomfort might a little longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had the flu last week and my question is are there any after effects because i'm feeling really weak dizzy and tired?
Yes that is common: Yes what your symptoms are is not that uncommon and it takes time to return to normal . Inflenza is a serious condition and can have complications, symptoms may persist after the infection has cleared like you that is the reason annual flu vaccination is recommended in all age groups now.And if you get the flu early treatment with antiflu antibiotic like tamiflu (oseltamivir) can shorten the course;help recove. ...Read more
I hv flu round the year, sometimes it got severe but some times in routine. Anti allergic medicines effects but not in long run. Suggest some advice.
Flu shot: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more
Is it true that it can take up to a month before the positive effects of the flu shot take their full effect?
Influenza vaccine: Usually effective within 10-14 days, but in some persons it is conceivable that it may take longer. Still, not a reason not to be vaccinated. ...Read more
Potential side effec: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have: Any side effects suggestive of guillain–barré syndrome or are you concerned about it? ...Read more
Does working out hard before a flu shot make the side effects worse? Or should I wait to a non-work out day to get it.
Doesn't matter: Congratulations on being immunized, protecting both yourself and others around you. Side effects of influenza vaccine are uncommon. Many people have mild pain at the injection site for 2-3 days, but usually that's all. Working out is not likely to make any difference one way or the other. ...Read more
Perhaps: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more
Not Likely: While Flonase does list upper respiratory tract infections as a possible side effect, this occurs only rarely in real practice. The amount of actual steroid you get with Flonase is about 1/5 of a milligram per day. This is usually not enough to cause problems with infections or immune suppression. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers