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Doctor insights on: Hard Lump Under Skin From Flu Vaccine

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'there is a hard lump under skin from flu vaccine?

'there is a hard lump under skin from flu vaccine?

Flu vaccine: You may get an area of inflammation at the site of a vaccination. This should resolve fairly quickly. If not, see a doctor and have this examined. ...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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i recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it i got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

 i recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it i got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

Symptom after fluvac: there are similar symptoms after nasal flu vaccine. Generally speaking as long as they are short-lived mild and not compromising for breathing or swallowing they tend to be not an issue. For next year I would mention this before receiving the same vaccine and have the office observe you for 30 minutes to an hour after the vaccination. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to just dippy-cooked eggs? It seems like I can eat scrambled and hard-boiled eggs. What's it mean for vaccines like the flu shot?

Could I be allergic to just dippy-cooked eggs? It seems like I can eat scrambled and hard-boiled eggs. What's it mean for vaccines like the flu shot?

Yes: Some egg allergic individuals are able to tolerate well cooked or baked egg, but have issues with under cooked or raw egg. There is no specific recommendations on how well to cook eggs, and care needs to be taken. I would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist. For the Flu shot- The amount of allergen in the vaccine in minimal, unless you reacted in the past get the vaccine ...Read more

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I got a flu shot on Tuesday and within a few hours developed a small lump on the back of my forearm that started very soft and now feels fairly firm?

Hematoma: It's possible that a small hematoma or bruise may have been caused by the shot IF this swelling is at the site of the injection. If the injection site is not related to that lump, then it must be something else such as a muscle 'knot' or localized spasm. If it's a hematoma I wonder if you are on blood thinners/have a bleeding problem? If so, you should tell your doc. Also if fever develops, call. ...Read more

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What are some vaccines that contain thermasol besides the flu shot?

What are some vaccines that contain thermasol besides the flu shot?

Few if any: Thimerosal was removed from all routine childhood immunizations by 2002. It remains in multi-dose flu vaccine ( not single dose). ...Read more

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So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

No: flu vaccine isn't a known cause for low hemoglobin ...Read more

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How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

Depends on...: Whether your baby has received flu vaccine in previous years. It's 2 doses a month apart for the 1st year that a child under 9 years old gets flu vaccine. Every year after that is 1 dose per year. Children 9 years and older are always 1 dose per year. Children 24 months and older may have the nasal mist instead of the injection, as long as they don't have asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. ...Read more

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Is there a swine flu vaccine?

Which one ?: The general label "swine flu" has been applied to several strains of flu. A vaccine was developed to the H1N1 that circulated in 2009, and included in several seasonal flu shots since that time. Since other strains have also carried this non-specific label, you need to be more specific for a firm answer. ...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


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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more