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Will a tetanus shot hurt more than other shots?

Will a tetanus shot hurt more than other shots?

No it will not: Tetanus booster shots are given either as DT(Diptheria&Tetanus) or Tdap (DT&Pertussis) It does not hurt more than the other shots as it is given in upper arm with a very small needle ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long it should hurt after a tetanus shot?

FewMinutesTo2to3days: Most of the time Tetanus shot given as DT or Tdap as combination shot with Diptheria and Pertussis only causes pain or discomfort at the time of injection.But some times you can get a reaction to the shot with little swelling at the site of injection and hurt may last 2to3 days In children it is always given as DPT and also given with 2or3 other shots and hurt may be due to multiple shots 2to3days ...Read more

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I'm getting my tetanus shot soon so how do I make that not hurt?

I'm getting my tetanus shot soon so how do I make that not hurt?

Relax: The initial pain can be reduced by the injector by gently pinching the skin to be injected. You can reduce the pain by getting your arm into a comfortable relaxed position. Discomfort after the shot will depend on your current immunity. ...Read more

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I got a tetanus shot and it hurts for more than 6 days what is the problem?

I got a tetanus shot and it hurts for more than 6 days what is the problem?

Injection: There may have been a small bleed at the, you may be allergic to something in the preparation, it may have been adjacent to a nerve, something else may be going on. If this continues, go back and see the doctor, . ...Read more

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Will a tetanus shot make my armpit hurt?

Will a tetanus shot make my armpit hurt?

The site of the shot: ; surrounding area may be sore for 3 to 4 days but I am not familiar with axillary (arm pit) pain. ...Read more

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How long is my arm going to hurt after getting a tetanus shot?

Few Minutes to2-3DAY: Most of the time there is only slight pain or discomfort lasting few minute.But some patients get a local reaction with swelling and pain and may last 2to3 days Most adult patients in my experience do not complain of pain at all.Children will cry when the shot is given.Some children may get a reaction and will be fussy for couple of days and may have slight swelling as we give more than one shot ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot 2 days ago. It is a hard lump where i got the shot and my arm really hurts there. Is this normal?

I had a tetanus shot 2 days ago. It is a hard lump where i got the shot and my arm really hurts there. Is this normal?

Yes: The material is injected into muscle tissue and may produce a local reaction like a knotted up area in the muscle. The tenderness & knotted area should gradually fade over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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