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Rash After Flu Shot
Not uncommon: Fever is a sometimes unpleasant side effect of the flu shot (and most vaccines). Good news is your body's responding appropriately and your immune system is working. If the fever lasts more than 24 hrs or your having other side effects, it doesn't hurt to let your doc know. Otherwise, it'll go away on its own. Best of luck! ...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
That's OK: Every vaccine is intended to get your immune system's undivided attention. When it does, you get a little inflammation at the site (a sign the vaccine is doing its job), and sometimes that inflammation can precicipitate an itch. If there is a little redness, that's ok, a lot of redness, or a spreading rash, should probably get you to see your doctor. ...Read more
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Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others.This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine.It is a dead virus.If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more
Call the Doctor: I am not sure the heartburn is related to your vaccination, but the rash could be a side-effect. You should go to see a doctor and get yourself checked out. By getting a flu shot, it's apparent that you care about your health. Now, you should make sure you're not developing something serious and have a doctor take a look at you. Good luck. ...Read more
Common : It is common to have some muscle soreness after a flu vaccine. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may take some Ibuprofen for pain if you wish. Contrary to common belief, you can not get the flu from the flu shot- it's a killed vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last year i had anaphylaxis from keflex, 6 days after my flu shot. Does being allergic to keflex mean the flu shot isn't safe for me?
Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more
Got flu shot on friday. 36 hours later sore throat and headache. No fever . Could this be immune response to vaccine?
A year: Good question. The influenza virus mutates rapidly so each year's vaccine varies as each year's vaccine is based on the most prevalent flu strains from the last flu season. The actual immunity derived from a given flu shot probably lasts more than one year, but it is important to get a new shot each year, due to the changes. ...Read more
My husband got the flu shot around 5 pm. Around midnight vomiting, diarrhea, fever , chills, shallow raspy breathing, occurred. Shot related?
Flu shot: Yes his symptoms can be related to the shot he received earlier. ...Read more
Likely unrelated: Only the living nasal flu vaccine is capable of triggering some form of flu like symptoms.The shot is dead material that some can have a reaction to but not an infection.Fever lasting weeks is likely a more significant issue like an ear infection. She needs to see a health professional for proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much less likely except with intimate contact. ...Read more
I've got vaccinated from chicken pox after exposure. After 2weeks from vaccination, I have a fever and blisters. Is it chicken pox?
Got flu shot on Wednesday. 2 days later, stuffy nose/yellow mucous, body aches , kinda dry mouth/sore throat ,swollen lymph nodes. Flu shot symptoms?
Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx
Oops!: I assume this was an error. Injectable flu vaccine is a killed virus vaccine. Your baby will not get the flu from it. Because there is more antigen in the adult form of vaccine your baby may have more antibody response--fever, aches, fussiness. If your baby got a multidose vial flu it was likely preserved with some thimerosol. This has a little mercury in it. I would talk to the dr about that. ...Read more