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Can A Tetanus Shot Make You Feel Sick
Friday the 25th my mom got a tetanus shot and her arm is still hurting and also she had terrible migraines, fevers of 100.4 and up and is a bit nausea?
I am sorry!:
Tetanus Injection hurts for at least 3 days. Fever could be from injection. Did she get it as a part of Preventive visit or because of some external injury? If she has would, check that it is not infected,
Her migraine is making her nauseous. Migraine Could have been triggered by this Injection.
Have her drink plenty of water, Tyleno for pain and Fever and rest. She will feel better tomorrow ...Read more
Do I require a tetanus shot for a cut from a concrete block? 72 hours ago. Feeling dizzy/nausea for 48hrs. Woke up with intense neck pain, now passed.
I got a tetanus shot about 5 days ago in my upper right arm. Each day, I have gotten worser pain to the point I am losing sleep, have mild to moderate nausea and missing work. What should I do? I have been taking Tylenol, and using heat and ice.
Td: Most people don’t have problems with the Td Vaccine (Adult Tetanus & Dipehteria). According to the CDC - 8 in 10 people have pain at injection site, there is mild fever in 1 out of 5, redness or swelling at injection site in 1/3rd. Right after injection one could feel dizzy, have ringing in ears or faint. There might be shoulder pain in affected arm. Severe allergic reactions are estimated to occ ...Read more
I had a tetanus shot some weeks ago and still worry that it has caused me to be ill. Is it possible?
Confusing question: Most reactions to a tetanus shot will occur within 24 hours and can be similar to any major allergic response. Your brief lists you with depression and severe anxiety.There has been a lot of misinformation put out by vaccine haters to the point babies are dying needlessly from preventable disease. It is hard to feel secure, but the chance of you having a shot related issue is minimal. Disc with doc ...Read more
Doc gave me tetanus shot, had one 7yrs ago, told them that, still gave it to me when went for check up. Got sick right after shot, will I be ok?
Yes: It is normal to get a "booster" tetanus shot every 5-10 years. This helps maintain your immunity. Some tetanus vaccines also have pertussis vaccine, and the pertussis vaccine is recommended as a one-time booster for almost all adults. The vaccine should not make you sick in any significant way, though your arm will likely be sore. ...Read more
Usually: Usually the majority of discomfort from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days. ...Read more
Every 10 yrs: The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs and should be answered by their doc. ...Read more
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap. ...Read more
A dirty wound: A penetrating dirty wound such as a nail going into the foot. If you had your original tetanus shots all you would need is what is called a "wound booster". ...Read more
Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more
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