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Doctor insights on: Can Flu Shot Cause Fluid In Knees

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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?

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

Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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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.

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.

Likely flu: That sounds like a flu, however reactive arthritis may happen with other viral infections. Check with your doctor to exclude strep as well since it could also effect joints, cause fever, but even more dangerously, cause heart and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Pain in top leg when walking, had flu shot last Thursday is it connected? Could be beginning of guillian barre syndrome caused by vaccine?

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

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Is it possible for you to get a flu shot in the leg?

Is it possible for you to get a flu shot in the leg?

Yes it is but: Yes you can get flu shot in your leg but that's not the proper site to give flu shot. It is an intramuscular vaccine and can be injected in any muscle. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause the flu?

Can the flu shot cause the flu?

No: No. The virus in the vaccine is not a live virus and cannot cause the flu. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

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

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Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

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

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Can the flu shot cause a headache?

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

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Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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Does flu shot cause elbow. To swell?

Does flu shot cause elbow. To swell?

Although there can: Localized swelling after a flu shot, would not anticipate that this would cause swelling specific to the elbow. Would encourage medical evaluation to rule out causes such as infection or inflammation. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause a reaction after PPD and a flu shot?

What can cause a reaction after PPD and a flu shot?

What type of rxn?: See: https://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/general. Htm for a list of potential side effects. ...Read more