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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 left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Hard to say.: Did you sleep on your arm?. Could be musculoskeletal pain, can not exclude heart. Does it get worse with activity. Anything makes it better or worse?. What other risk factors you have. Depends on full history and exam. Please see an md. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has no fever but has severe muscle & joint aches & has thrown up.Does this sound like the flu it maybe poisoning? She had a flu shot.

My girlfriend has no fever but has severe muscle & joint aches & has thrown up.Does this sound like the flu it maybe poisoning?  She had a flu shot.

Viral illness: This does sound like a viral illness. However it is difficult to tell if it is the flu. Persons with the flu usually have a moderate fever. Not likely food poisoning as that does not usually result in muscle and joint aches. ...Read more

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I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

Other Virus: You probably have some other respiratory or entero virus infection, which are very common this time of year. You can let it run its course for 7-10 days with symptomatic, OTC meds, including Vit C and Zinc and good hydration. If still symptomatic, please get checked by your PMD. ...Read more

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I often feel tired and lethargic since 15 yrs ago, after a strong flu. I am now 150 kg. I constantly suffer from joint and muscle pain. Pls advice.

I often feel tired and lethargic since 15 yrs ago, after a strong flu. I am now 150 kg. I constantly suffer from joint and muscle pain. Pls advice.

Get a check up: Fatigue is a very non-specific symptom. See you pcp for a general check up and screening labs. You could have anything from hypothyroidism to fibromyalgia/depression. Start losing weight by a lower calorie diet and try to walk for thirty minutes daily. ...Read more

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How good are the preservative free flu vaccine?And what's the difference from the regular flu shot?

How good are the preservative free flu vaccine?And what's the  difference from the regular flu shot?

Any flu shot better : Than none. Thimerosal is preservative used in multi-dose vials of flu vaccines while single-dose vials are preservative free. Other than that, there is no difference between the actual active flu shot. The preservative is used to prevent contamination when a multi-dose vial is punctured several times. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/ds00265 for more info. ...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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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