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Can Flu Shot Cause Fluid In Knees
Mother 86, bed ridden due to knee joints gone. Prone to flu therefore got flu shot 10 months back. Currently having cough may she again get shot again?
Influenza: The influenza vaccine is typically given once a year. While it does not necessarily protect all individuals all of the time, a cough in a person who has already received should be re-evaluated. There are many reasons for cough, some are serious and require further evaluation especially in older individuals. ...Read more
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Had a flu shot 8 days ago. Leg muscles are twitching. Legs and knees are painful. Ana shows 1:80 speckled nuclear shape. No issues before shot. What could be happening?
Leg pain after flu s: You may be developing gillian-barre syndrome. See a neurologist immediately. ...Read more
I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.
Pain in top leg when walking, had flu shot last Thursday is it connected? Could be beginning of guillian barre syndrome caused by vaccine?
No: Guillian barre doesn't cause pain, & what minor sensory symptoms it causes usually occur where weakness begins (almost always in the feet). You've posted before. You weren't joking when you put "hypochondria" in your profile. Reminds me of the old Michael Palin BBC series "Ripping Yarns." In the episode "The Curse of the Claw, " the character Uncle Jack had "every known disease." ...Read more
Got a flu shot today. The injection site is fine, but this evening I suddenly developed a burning bug bite-like bump on my leg. Could it be connected?
Flu shot: Isolated spot of rash at a remote site probably a coincidence ...Read more
Flu shot 15dy ago leg pains tingling twitching subsides after wk. Emg ncv 3 dys ago normal. Pin pricks tingling hands and ft now. What could this be?
Best to get: Checked by your physician to rule out neurologic causes. May not be related to the shot. ...Read more
Influenza vaccine: 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 more
Could a two week headache be eencephalitis? If it was caused from the flu shot would it last this long or be getting worse?
Likely not: There are dedicated anti-vaccinationist and conspiracy theorists going crazy in our "immediate information" society fueled by youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. That want to disuade people from using vaccines for anything. It is hype, paranoia, and always agenda driven mostly by people who have no medical training whatsoever. The "1 in a million" case is always possible but not probable! Use sense. ...Read more
Possibly....: Hard to say if it was specifically caused by the vaccine.... ...Read more
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
What type of rxn?: See: https://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/general. Htm for a list of potential side effects. ...Read more
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