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Two days ago, got shot. Hpv. Arm is swollen, nausea, fatigue, low grade fever, sleepless, chest pain on side of injection. Please help?

Two days ago, got shot. Hpv. Arm is swollen, nausea, fatigue, low grade fever, sleepless, chest pain on side of injection. Please help?

Reaction to vaccine: Sounds like you have a strong reaction to the vaccine/ side effects. You should call the doctors office you got it from and let them know, they may want to see you again to evaluate your reaction. ...Read more

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My daughter got the meningitis shot and her arm is swollen. Is this normal?

My daughter got the meningitis shot and her arm is swollen. Is this normal?

Local reaction: Swelling at injection site is a local reaction to the vaccine. It is not uncommon. It should go away on its own. A cool compress can ease the discomfort. Do let the doctor know about the reaction to the vaccine. ...Read more

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Yesterday my 12 yr old got a meningitis & HPV shots. Her arm is really swollen is this normal or should l have her checked out by a Dr.?

Conservative Rx: Swelling of the arm sometimes occurs after a vaccine but is generally not serious. The swelling generally recedes after a few days. A cold compress may help with the discomfort. The swelling and soreness may benefit from an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. However, do not give aspirin. If this problem persists check it out with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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My nephew got 3 shots on his arm and now it's swollen is this normal?

Swelling is not: No, in general it s not normal -but assuming that I can imagine this swelling correctly-. Conclusion: it s the best choice to show it to a dr. Who can actually see it and decide if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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My child's arm is getting red, itchy, and swollen after his shot. Is this normal?

My child's arm is getting red, itchy, and swollen after his shot.  Is this normal?

Yes: This forum is often asked about vaccines. Most of us agree the "shots" are very important and local reactions are usually not dangerous nor serious. If your child shows signs of fever over 102.00 or seems ill please contact you dr. Asap. ...Read more

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What can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

What can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

Cold compress: Taking Ibuprofen 2 doses, 8 hours apart, would also help alleviating pain or discomfort associated. ...Read more

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Got pneumonia shot 1 week ago and arm still red and swollen should I be concerned?

Exam: That seems a little excessive and you would be best served by consulting your doctor or, if a medical professional, the individual administering the injection. ...Read more

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Hello doc I took a PPD test my arm is swollen also where they give me the shot is hard?

48-72 h: Make sure you go for the follow-up reading in 48-72 h. The indurated area will be measured and based on its size a further plan will be delineated. If you have been exposed to TB or came from an endemic area it's critical for you (and everybody else around you) to be treated if needed. ...Read more

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My son got immunization shots in each arm and now his whole arm is swollen. Is that normal?

My son got immunization shots in each arm and now his whole arm is swollen. Is that normal?

See below: Can be, depending on the immunization. I occasionally see a lot of arms swelling, after kids receive their 4th and 5th dtap. ...Read more

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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??

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

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Is it norman to have a red swollen arm after a meningitis shot?

Is it norman to have a red swollen arm after a meningitis shot?

Vaccination: Yes, one can have allergic reactions, infection, bleeds into tissues, and other inflammatory reactions to vaccines like "meningitis shots", but severe reactions are unusual. If this persists beyond 24-48 hours see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm, bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Is it normal to have a giant, swollen, red, warm, bump on my arm after allergy shot?

Not unusual : This can happen. Discuss this with your physician. Local reactions can occur. If bothersome, modifying doses of the injection can help. Sometime taking an antihistamine 2 hours before injections can help. If you have any trouble breathing, feeling lightheaded, you must consult you physician or go to an emergency room as can be a more serious reaction. ...Read more

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My arm is too swollen for me to wear a long sleeved shirt and very painful. I have a fever too. Is this a normal reaction from a flu shot?

My arm is too swollen for me to wear a long sleeved shirt and very painful. I have a fever too. Is this a normal reaction from a flu shot?

Not normal.: That does not sound at all like a typical reaction to a flu shot. It sounds like something is very wrong, and you need to get to your doctor right away for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Last night had a tetanus shot on the arm.now the arm has swollen n hurts a lot.it was a nurse who gave the injection not a doctor. Is this normal??

Last night had a tetanus shot on the arm.now the arm has swollen n hurts a lot.it was a nurse who gave the injection not a doctor. Is this normal??

Yes: It is not unusual to have swelling and pain for 1-2 days after a tetanus shot. If you continue to have pain and swelling or if the area is red, have it checked. A nurse gives a better shot than a doctor :-). All the best and I hope it fells better. ...Read more

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While exercising my arm got a bit scratched by my own footnail.washed it with dettol soap.tetanus? Need I get tetanus shot? It's red n a bit swollen.

While exercising my arm got a bit scratched by my own footnail.washed it with dettol soap.tetanus? Need I get tetanus shot? It's red n a bit swollen.

It is likely : Infected the way you describe an antibioitc would be appropriate. Your tetanus should always be upto date. ...Read more

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I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender.?

I recently recieved a shot in my upper left arm, and now the back of my arm is really swollen under the skin. There was pain, now it is just tender.?

Any time: You go from the skin inside the body, there is a risk of infection. You should see your doctor and make sure there is no infection. Also, you can sometimes get a little bruising around the injection. Lastly, depending upon what was injected, the substance could be causing a reaction. ...Read more

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I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?

I received the flu shot friday morning and my arm is still swollen, red and itchy should I be concerned?

Allergy: To the base or carrier of the medicine component itself is possible. If the area becomes swollen like infected, you get fever, it is painful, the possibility of infection in the injection site is possible. You can use antihistamine and cold compress to the are for now and observe. ...Read more

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I have a swollen node in supraclavicular area (left side). I just had a shot in my left arm to protect me from pertussis. Could these be connected?

I have a swollen node in supraclavicular area (left side). I just had a shot in my left arm to protect me from pertussis. Could these be connected?

Lymph node: Although possible, because of the location of the lymph node, you definitely need to be evacuated by your normal physician. ...Read more

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I got a tetanus shot and now my arm from my shoulder to my elbow is completely swollen and is pulsing pain throughout. Is that much swelling normal?

I got a tetanus shot and now my arm from my shoulder to my elbow is completely swollen and is pulsing pain throughout. Is that much swelling normal?

No: Concern here would be for possible infection vs significant local reaction to the injection. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Tender, swollen, red, lymph node under arm. Opposite arm then received flu shot in 2 days ago. Related?

Tender, swollen, red, lymph node under arm. Opposite arm then received flu shot in 2 days ago. Related?

Very unlikely...: Very unlikely that this is related. But this does need to get checked out asap, inflamed lymph nodes are no joke. ...Read more

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I got a flu shot a week ago. My lymph nodes under my arm are swollen and won't go down. I have been feeling dizzy and faint. Is this serious?

I got a flu shot a week ago. My lymph nodes under my arm are swollen and won't go down. I have been feeling dizzy and faint. Is this serious?

Reactive nodes: Swollen nodes may be a reaction to the flu shot. Try using some warm compresses on the nodes for 30-30minutes several times a day. If they don't begin to shrink in a day or two see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I received a meningitis vaccine monday my arm that the shot was given still is a little swollen, patch of redness, and very warm today is it normal?

I received a meningitis vaccine monday my arm that the shot was given still is a little swollen, patch of redness, and very warm today is it normal?

Local reaction: Sometime you can have a local reaction to a shot. No harm done. Reduce the swelling with cold compresses for20 minutes 3-4 a day. ...Read more

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Arms swollen and sore 9 hours after getting the Depo-Provera shot?

Exam: It would be normal to have soreness at the sight of a depot shot at after you've received it. However, it's difficult to tell with an internet question how swollen the area is. If the area is quite swollen you should go see a doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in the armpit of the arm where I got the flu shot, what could be wrong?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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