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Flu Shot Red Swollen Itchy
Possibly: Pain, redness and some swelling at the vaccination site can be a side effect of a vaccination. If it persists and does not improve, it is recommended that you have your physician have a look. ...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
I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?
Allergy: To the base or carrier of the medicine component itself is possible. If the area becomes swollen like infected, you get fever, it is painful, the possibility of infection in the injection site is possible. You can use antihistamine and cold compress to the are for now and observe. ...Read more
I just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?
I received the flu shot Monday afternoon. I didn’t feel any pain or soreness. 4 days after redness, itchiness, and bumps appear for the first time at injection site. Is this normal? Also the placement of shot seemed a little further back then Usual.
Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?
This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.
A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more
I got my flu shot five days ago and the area is still red, swollen, and tender and getting larger. Is this something to be concerned about?
Concern, yes: This is not the reaction we want. Can it happen - it can. I would advise you to try hot warm compresses without burning yourself. (some may like ice, but in this case I would try heat). If you don't start to see slow improvement, you need to inform the doc who gave you the injection. You may be developing a reaction to the medication, or an infection. ...Read more
Tender, swollen, red, lymph node under arm. Opposite arm then received flu shot in 2 days ago. Related?
Very unlikely...: ...That this is related. But this does need to get checked out asap, inflamed lymph nodes are no joke. ...Read more
I had a flu shot on September 12th I woke up the next morning with both eyes red swollen as of today my right eye is clearing up my left eye is not my?
Coincidence: This seems very unlikely to be an adverse effect of the flu shot. I wonder if you have any known allergies to eggs or other components of the flu shot? There are a number of different flu shots made by different companies. If you are not getting better, you should call and let the doc know who gave you the shot. Seems more like a conjunctivitis that just happened to occur at the same time. ...Read more
Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?
Not normal, not rare: These side effects, while not exactly "normal, " are also not uncommon. Hopefully they will disappear soon but the flu shot can rarely cause serious long-standing side effects. What is unfortunate is that a large body of research shows that flu shots are not particularly effective! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/flu-vaccine-and-its-side-effects. Aspx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had flu shot 3 days ago and hours later developed extreme itchiness beneath the jawline. Hasn't gone away since. What is it & should I be worried?
Allergy: Talk to the provider.....if any such problem with other recepiants. ...Read more
I had the shingles shot in sept this year, followed by the flu shot in oct. In mid nov I devoloped an itchy body rash that blistered over. Why?
My son got the flu shot today and now he is broken out and has welts on his back and arms and it's itchy, He isn't allergic to eggs and I did give him some allergy medicine, Could it be from the flu shot today? Should I be worried or take him to the er
Currently I have seasonal Allergy (Ragweed) sneezing runny nose, itchy nose/ throat, Is it ok to take my annual Flu shot now or should I wait.?
For your allergic symptoms, your PCP may prescribe an anti-histamine, nasal saline and/or a nasal steroid.
You can still have your flu vaccine as recommended. ...Read more
I have a bad flu, UTI and an itchy red swollen bottom inner eyelid?! is this some sort of infection? No pain, just itchy. What is it and what should I do?
Viral conjunctivitis: Is the most likely cause of your symptoms. The flu virus got into your eyes. If your vision is not affected then just keep the eyes clean and comfortable with chilled artificial tears (but not "get the red out" drops). Change your pillowcase and towels frequently and wash your hands often since you are contagious until the redness is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a flu shot yesterday and today have soreness and some redness around that areA, is this common?
Flu Shot: 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
I recieved a flu shot, immediately the injection site was swollen after the injection and I got a bump. Is that normal so immediately?
Flu shot: This can be quite normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have swollen glads and severe pain and a fever I call my dr yesterday and he said wait until monday I got my flu shot 2 week ago what should I do?
Call him ; tell: Him that you are no better he'll. Advise you according to your complaints. At time of conversation- if you can, t reach him, try local er, but plan on long wait. ...Read more