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How Long Is My Arm Going To Hurt After Getting A Tdap Shot
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I got a TDAP shot two months ago and ever since I have had constant pain in that arm, some positions hurt more than others. What should I do?
Go back to your PCP: Constant pain 2 months after a shot is not normal. You could have an abcess, which is fairly common following multiple component injections. It could simply be a torn muscle, but you need to have an infection ruled out. ...Read more
I am experiencing shoulder pain. I got tdap shot 8 days ago. Pain is some better but still very bad. Unable to lift arm over head. Can't lay on left side. Is this normal? How long is this going to last?
Evaluation: If the pain dose not resoled you need further evaluation with blood test and CT of shoulder to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Dpt shot: Ice packs can reduce the pain. However, if the injection site is swollen, hot and throbbing consult your doctor to rule out a possible infection. ...Read more
Hi I got the tdap shot yesterday morning and my arm is really sore I there anything that I can do so it doesn't get worse?
Hot or cold: Usually mostly due to not relaxing muscles before shot, so is local muscle tissue problem, like a charley horse, so local heat will often help. If an immune response, then cold will help reduce the "activity " in the area. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the discomfort. Start w/ warm compresses, 15-20 min every 1/2 hr or so. Should improve a lot after 2-3 days, and if not, get checked. ...Read more
I got the Tdap shot last Wednesday and my arm still hurts I'm able to move my are above my head. My arm is red and it can hurt to touch and when move?
Brisk response: The most likely culprit is from the tetanus toxoid in the Tdap. Although a routine booster every 10 years is recommended, some people continue to have high anti-tetanus antibody way beyond 10 years and the booster shot then would lead to a hyperimmune response. Consider taking NSAIDs and apply ice pack. If the pain is unbearable, a few days of oral steroid may be considered. ...Read more
Should your arm hurt after 10 days of having a pneumonia, and tdap shot, one in each arm, my arm got better, but now hurts to move it, also tenderness?
Immunizations: Ten days is a bit long to be complaining of pain from immunizations. See your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more
On fri I had a tdap shot and hep combo a/b shot I'm still lightheaded, and most of all tired and weak, especially in my arms. Will this get better?
Vaccines: If it had been more than 10 years since your last tetanus vaccine, there is more tenderness at the vaccine site. Any vaccine elicits an immune response, which can make u feel tired, especially in the extremities where u received the vaccines. Try cool rags on injection sites ; and, use your arms as much as possible to increase circulation. ...Read more
My son just got the tdap shot his arm itches a lot and it's a little swollen what can I put on it so it won't itch so much??
Cool compress: The itch sensation is sent to the brain along nerves. Chill the nerves and the message is slowed down. It works for most pain or itching. You can crack up some ice cubes in a face cloth and put it in a ziploc bag to make a simple compress. ...Read more
Got tdap and hep a/b combo shots on fri. I'm still weak especially in my arms, tired and lightheaded. Is this from a shot? Will it go away? When?
Shots cause paine: It's great you are up to date on your immunizations. If you have that many shots at once, it is completely normal to have soreness/pain/and some viral prodrome. It should get less over the first week, and be completely gone by week 2. If you have dramatic worsening, then please visit your primary care physician for thorough testing. ...Read more
I had a tdap shot nearly a month ago. My arm was sore to begin with but has gotten worse; dull pain and severe pain when lifting a certain way.?
See your doctor: See your doctor. It's difficult to know what could be causing your pain without an evaluation. ...Read more
I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?
Scraped arm on rusty gate. No bleeding. Cleaned thoroughly. Tdap 8 years. MD recommendation for no vaccinations due to autoimmune. Is this a problem?
You are fine: Tdap is good for 10 years. In addition, you should talk to an immunologist to clear the way for a booster dose soon. Autoimmune is not a contraindication to vaccine. Clear this with your immunologist/rheumatologist. ...Read more
Got my tdap as a tetanus booster. I think some of the vaccine leaked down my arm. Should the nurse have given me a new one? Will I be boosted enough?
No need to worry:
I am sure the vast majority of the vaccine got into you and that should be adequate to boost your immunity.
Tetanus is fortunately quite rare but is a very interesting illness and there are still mysteries as to exactly what leads someone to get it; it is not as straightforward as most doctors believe. For an interesting discussion see http://tinyurl. Com/khla9r6 ...Read more
I just got a TDAP vaccine on 1/12. Since then, my arm has been killing me and today, 1/14, I have a slight fever of 99.2. Is this a normal reaction?
YES: You can have local pain in the arm were the vaccine was given and also a low grade fevers for a few days. All those symptoms seem normal, typically resolve in a day or two. ...Read more
How long does a tdap shot last? I got one in 2009 and I'm wondering if I'm good if I get cut by something rusty.
You're fine: Your tdap will cover you for tetanus exposures up to 2019. It is not just rusty cuts, any that become contaminated by tetanus spores (more common in dirty areas like gardens) and thease can be almost anywhere. ...Read more
How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?
Primary care doctor:
Most doctors or nurse practitioners or pa's could give you the tdap. If you haven't had a tdap, possibly you haven't been seen for a check up in a few years. This would be a good time to go.
If you are up to date on check-ups and doctor's visits are a financial hardship, the vaccine can be obtained at the health dept and many pharmacies. ...Read more
Shot: Pain at injection site does not prove efficacy. Glad it didn't hurt. Take care. ...Read more
If I had all childhood tetanus shots and I had my 6th dose being TDaP 8 years ago, can I still get tetanus from a cut? I'm 19 years old.
Unlikely: Tetanus booster covers you for up to 10 years, but update is recommended in 5 years in case of a dirty wound. Keep in mind that no vaccine is 100% ...Read more
I got a td shot on July 13, 2015 can I get a tdap in October, 2015? I need the dtap to be able to get in the NCIU to see my grandaughter.
Absolutely!: It is perfectly safe and thank you for thinking of the safety of your granddaughter and the other kids in the NICU by getting protected against whooping cough (the "p"). By the way, at your age you should not get dtap, but Tdap. Same vaccines but different quantities of the vaccine components to provide someone your age with the right amount of each. Dtap is for children under age 7. ...Read more
As an expecting father should I get the tdap? My wife got it by I'm unclear whether I should also get it. I did get the shot when I was a teen.
What's the difference between the Td and Tdap shot? What's the booster that has to be given every 10 years? Td or Tdap? What if I get 2x within year?
Vaccine: The Tdap has tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria protection, but the Td has tetanus and diphtheria protection only. Tetanus and diphtheria boosters are recommended every 8-10 years (overlap is ok) to prevent tetanus infections. Tdap is recommended to decrease pertussis infection in the community, esp for new parents so they cannot pass pertussis to their children. ...Read more
Confusing question: If this is scheduled, just do it. ...Read more
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