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Son had flu shot. Got up started vomiting 3 times and has low grade fever; migraine headache. What is it flu or food poison? What meds and food today?

Son had flu shot. Got up started vomiting 3 times and has low grade fever; migraine headache. What is it flu or food poison? What meds and food today?

Very unlikely the sh: You get a small inoculum in your arm. It would be a "stretch" to say that that material got down to the GI tract and caused his symptoms. I think it much more likely that that he picked up a second stomach "flu"virus and dad picked it up from him. ...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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Can flu shots lead to projectile vomiting?

Can flu shots lead to projectile vomiting?

Generally No: If this in fact a reaction, it is very rare and should resolve within 1-2 days. And it should occur within 24hrs of the shot. If the baby is vomiting projectily which means across the table, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people vomit after a flu shot?

Do people vomit after a flu shot?

Rarely happens: A person may rarely vomit after a flu shot because: he was going to vomit anyway for an unrelated reason (nothing to do with the shot), he is scared of needles (people sometimes faint after a shot), he is having a rare allergic reaction to the shot (he may have other symptoms such as a hives rash). People can go get vaccinations without worrying about vomiting, because such vomiting is so rare. ...Read more

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My 3 year old got the flu shot 3 days ago, last night she ate mcdonald's chicken nuggets doesn't usually eat that. Diarhea & vomiting all night?

My 3 year old got the flu shot 3 days ago, last night she ate mcdonald's chicken nuggets doesn't usually eat that. Diarhea & vomiting all night?

Probably nuggets but: Most likely this was due to the nuggets, which i would never eat or feed to my child (see http://foodmatters.Tv/articles-1/whats-really-in-chicken-mcnuggets-scary) but she could have a GI virus. The flu vaccine temporarily suppresses immune function making one more susceptible to other infections! see http://bit.Ly/15y6igv ; http://www.Whale.To/vaccine/mercola.Html ; http://nyti.Ms/16qehvo. ...Read more

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My daughter had a flu shot a week ago and has experienced fever (103), vomiting, and now a rash that is spreading. She is 13 months old.?

My daughter had a flu shot a week ago and has experienced fever (103), vomiting, and now a rash that is spreading. She is 13 months old.?

Different : Does not sound like this is related to her flu shot. (by the way, good decision to have her get her flu shot). This sounds like a seperate illness that should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Go to ER: It is possible that you are developing an abscess on or behind your tonsil. You need to see a doctor ASAP. Not related to the flu shot. ...Read more

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17mo son vomit fever 102-103 runny nose for 2 days. Test neg for flu. wont drink. Has had flu shot. No ear or sinus infect. What else could it be?

17mo son vomit fever 102-103 runny nose for 2 days. Test neg for flu. wont drink. Has had flu shot. No ear or sinus infect. What else could it be?

Mgt: Most likely this is a viral illness and should resolve within the next few days. If he continues to have a fever or is dehydrated a visit with your physician is indicated. Try giving small amounts of pedialyte frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more