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Can Flu Shot Cause Fluid In Knees
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yes. This is a temporary side effect. ...Read more
Irritation : This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more
It can: Yes it can as it is a local reaction and will get better by itself. ...Read more
It is eliminated: Thimerosal, which contains ehtylmercury, is eliminated quickly from the body and has not been shown to cause harm. This is in contrast to methylmercury, which is the type we get from food and is involved in most mercury poisoning, and which is eliminated from the body very slowly. ...Read more
Yes it could...: The flu shot causes an immune response that is similar but less intense reaction compared to the real flu (fever, mild myalgias, arthralgias) . This is expected. In rarer cases, it could result in the symptoms you describe. However, it is best to be evaluated by a physician, to ensure it is not some other diagnosis that is independent from the flu shot you just received. ...Read more
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