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What can I do for underarm pain after flu shot?

What can I do for underarm pain after flu shot?

Flu shot: After a vaccination, you can take Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours for pain caused by inflammation at the site of the vaccine. A heating pad or a hot water bottle will help also. If the site is itchy, you can also take Benadryl every 6-8 hours as needed for itchiness. ...Read more

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Joinm pain all over after flu shot friday. Cannot stop thinking about website i read. Gullian barre.Shoulsld o worry?

Joinm pain all over after flu shot friday. Cannot stop thinking about website i read. Gullian barre.Shoulsld o worry?

Expectant management: Joint pain/muscle pain are common reactions to have after a flu shot. Sometimes even a flu is a common reaction. Guillain barre is a rare complication of vaccinations that is more likely to involve weakness and loss of function of some of your muscles due to a nerve disorder, this usually begins in the hands and feet and moves inward; it does not seem like you have guillain barre. Highly unlikely. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in arm after flu shot. Is this normal?

I'm having pain in arm after flu shot. Is this normal?

Yes its quite common: It can last for less than a day in majority of people, but in some it could last longer, for a few days. If it last longer 2-3 days or is getting worse, see your pcp, as it might be something else. ...Read more

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I've been getting very severe joint pain after getting the flu shot. I can't even move things sometimes. I get to the point of crying. Extremely painful.?

I've been getting very severe joint pain after getting the flu shot.  I can't even move things sometimes. I get to the point of crying. Extremely painful.?

Can happen!: It is uncommon, but painful joints and arthritis sx can occur after a flu shot. Bear with it, because it is short lived. Low dose Prednisone (2.5-5mg) and nsaids should really improve your sx. Please do not less this "bad" experience keep you from getting vaccinated in the future. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

1-2 days: Local adverse reactions like soreness, swelling and redness usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Immediately after I got my flu shot, my trapezius hurt & the pain went up my neck and I got a headache. Why? Thank you.

Immediately after I got my flu shot, my trapezius hurt & the pain went  up my neck and I got a headache. Why? Thank you.

Tension?: Were you tense about getting the shot? If you were, it was possible that you tensed up your back and neck muscle so much that you got the pain and headache. If you were not worried about shots at all, then I don't have an explanation for it. I have not heard that the flu shot, or any other shot causes that reaction immediately after it is given. Perhaps others have the answer ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain at the injection sight on my arm after a flu shot that radiates towards the upper back?

No: It may be from irritation to a nerve ending from the shot. If so it should go away after a few days. It is more likely to be unrelated muscle strain. ...Read more

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