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Can I Have A Flu Shot In The Thigh
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
Yes it can be: Yes it can be given in thigh. ...Read more
Flu shot on sat, low fever, weakness, pin pricks in hands and feet. Subsided now have severe thigh pain when i walk. Dr. Looked for gbs and does not think. Could this be gbs? Wants me to see neuro.
2nd opinion: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Thigh muscles ache/twitch after flu shot 4 days ago. Took blood labs no abnormalities. Neuro test reflexes/strength successfully. Told to rest legs and drink plenty of fluids, in 2 weeks emg. Opinions?
Sounds accurate: Cannot imagine a neurologic reaction to flu vaccine except that there have been some cases of guillion-barre syndrome (a form of ascending paralysis) associated rarely with vaccinations. The recommendation you received is good as long as you follow up quickly if you are not getting better and definitely if you develop any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, with caution: Penicillin allergy has no relevance to influenza vaccine. Egg allergy is not a problem if reaction was limited to hives. If the reaction was anaphylaxis and near death, then most allergists would be cautious. Skin testing with the vaccine has not been found to predict an allergic reaction. Approaches include administration of 10% of the dose then 90% or just not receive it. See an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I have a flu shot as it's winter now and lots of people have flu. I am breast feeding my 3 weeks old baby at the moment. Thanks?
Yes: It is a great way to protect your baby. ...Read more
Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th, it's October 26th today. I've had diahhrea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs. I have a flu shot.. Is this pregnancy ?
Pregnancy is when...: ....you're pregnant. Symptoms of diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs after a flu shot more likely mean you've got. ...well, diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs! HA! What you really need is to purchase a pregnancy test from the pharmacy (or gas station), follow the instructions, & let us know whether it's "Congratulations" or "He best not leave that nice car anywhere where I can see it!" ...Read more
Please do!: You really should! no one will force you to have a flu shot, but you are protecting your family member. The goal of flu shots is "herd immunity"-- if almost everyone is vaccinated, very few can get the flu and transmit it to others. The flu can kill someone with a weak immune system if you pass it on to them even if you don't get very sick yourself! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Precautionary : No one knows exactly what causes guillain-barre syndrome or why some people get it and other do not. Most people who get guillain-barre syndrome do so after having a bacterial or viral infection. In some cases, it has been connected to certain immunizations, such as the flu vaccine, and can even occur spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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