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Arm Swell Gardasil Shot
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Tetanus shots hurt: Some shots hurt the arm more than others. Tetanus is known to be a bad one for pain. As long as you can move your arm and aren't in extreme pain it's probably okay. You need to be assessed immediately if not. Call your doctor if you aren't sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tender, swollen, red, lymph node under arm. Opposite arm then received flu shot in 2 days ago. Related?
Very unlikely...: ...That this is related. But this does need to get checked out asap, inflamed lymph nodes are no joke. ...Read more
Usually does: Since the shot is given into the muscle it will often hurt.The pain is similar to getting hit in that location, but should subside over the next day or two. ...Read more
GOOD!!!!: That is a good thing! that means the shot is working! in fact, many shots have something called an adjuvant in them. An adjuvants job is only to dram more immune response to the site of the shot. Immune response = swelling, redness, pain and itching. The flu shot is the same. So, congrats, your shot worked! cellulitis after shots is rare, but if red extends past a joint or you have pus get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyone has that: I think everyone has a soreness around the injection site which may feel worse the day after, but gets better quickly. The vaccine is injected directly into the muscle and irritates it temporarily and mildly. Many places offer an education sheet to keep for reference when vaccines are administered. It explains possible side effects and if there should concern about any of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reaction to vaccine: Not unusual. As long as this gets better and disappears within a few days you should be fine. This is probably a lymph node enlarging in reaction to the vaccine stimulus, and doing its job appropriately. If it does not get better or seems worse then get to a doctor ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had PPV shot @ 10 am Thurs 12 weeks after Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 at pharm. Arm is sore & swollen several inches below injection area. Going down. Ice or heat?
Comfort: Whatever feels better to you. I personally would encourage cool. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, the Hep B vaccine can cause a painful lymph node on the side the injection was administered. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with the pain and swelling. If the lymph node does not get better within 7-10 days, or if it worsens, do see your Primary Care Provider. Hope this helps. -Dr Smith ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cortisone shot in left shoulder it made my whole left side numb &tingling & swelling from face to toes. Got another shot, counter react it.Am iallergic
It is possible: What are describing is what we call anaphylactic shock. It possible to happen with this medication and any other medication. Keep in mind there are few thing included in the shots, novocain, (procaine) the steroid. So it could happen from either one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg). ?
Had cortisone shot for tennis elbow this am and whole area of arm around where shot was given feels numb. What's wrong?
I got a flu shot & pneumonia shot on Wednesday. Onr of my arms is now red, hot, sore & puffy at injection site. The redness has grown to about 4x2.
Flu shot: Sorry to hear about your arm. You must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If you can, please let me know what lead to your pain and what was done to properly treat it. ...Read more
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