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Sore Arm After Flu Shot
For a short time: After the flu shot, the arm may be sore from the needle entering the body and there maybe heaviness at the injection site. Usually the injection site remains sore for 12-24 hours and then the patient starts to feel more normal.
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
Arm is sore month after flu shot, seems to be muscle related only hurts when I position my arm a certain way. The shot felt different than prev years?
You are not alone: It seems there are many people with similar complaints - especially this year. If it continues or worsens, see you doctor for advice and for the record. Hopefully, it will improve and pass soon. This is certainly longer than expected. Best wishes.
No: Soreness around the injection site would be a "normal" expected reaction. Ibuprofen, 1-2 doses, 6-8 hours apart should relieve the pain.
Yes: But it should not last more than 2 days.
I had a flu shot in october and the spot it was injected is still very sore to the point it is painful to lift my arm.? Thank you!
Visit your doc: You might have a local infection or infiltrate. Visit your doctor for check up and evaluation.
Not for most: When you have what you describe it is usually because you have a sensitivity to something in the vaccine. I would check if the form of the vaccine you took had Latex and or preservative in it. Allergy to eggs could cause this. If just mild inflammation and sore muscle is not unusual. If not allergic to Aleve (naproxen) or the like take this plus cold compresses at the site. Infection is unlikely but possible
I got a pneumonia shot and flu shot friday in my left arm. And my arm is still extremely sore and slightly swollen today. What's causing this pain?
THe injection: Itself can cause a "local" reaction. It should improve in the next week.
Got flu shot a week ago. Every day I've had a headache along with stiff neck. My arm is also bruised and super sore.?
Flu shot: You should be seen by a doctor and assessed to be sure that you have not developed secondary infection at the vaccination site. It is not unusual to develop a day or two of mild symptoms of achiness, possibly headache. A week is too long and the arm should not be "super sore". Good luck.
I got my flu shot 3 days ago and my arm is still a bit sore and a light bruise/ redness below the injection site. Normal? I've never had a reaction.
Sore skin on arm no other symptoms. 20 yr old female. Had a flu shot 2 weeks ago but feel fine otherwise.
Umm, hard to say.: There is nothing specific about the skin you describe that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Is the skin itchy? ... Is it smooth or rough? Does it get worse or change colors after a hot shower? ...As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered; however, taking a wild guess this may be post-injection neuralgia. Ask your md.
I got a flu shot & pneumonia shot on Wednesday. Onr of my arms is now red, hot, sore & puffy at injection site. The redness has grown to about 4x2.
Flu shot: Sorry to hear about your arm. You must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If you can, please let me know what lead to your pain and what was done to properly treat it.
Muscle soreness started in morning progresively in legs arms back. Didn't do anything different. Feel tired. Flu or else (flu shot 3 weeks ago)?
Electrolyte: A viral or electrolyte anomaly can cause.
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
Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?
Not normal, not rare: These side effects, while not exactly "normal, " are also not uncommon. Hopefully they will disappear soon but the flu shot can rarely cause serious long-standing side effects. What is unfortunate is that a large body of research shows that flu shots are not particularly effective! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/flu-vaccine-and-its-side-effects. AspxSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a flu shot yesterday and just now feel 2 non tender supraclavicular nodes on left (flu shot was given in left arm). Should I be concerned?
Monitor: No, likely not. I would just monitor them and if still there in one month, see MD.
Tender, swollen, red, lymph node under arm. Opposite arm then received flu shot in 2 days ago. Related?
Very unlikely...: ...That this is related. But this does need to get checked out asap, inflamed lymph nodes are no joke.
Flu shot - I have a burning ache at the top of my arm where I had the flu shot. I had the shot 2 months ago, should I be worried?
Flu shot: There is no need to worry if you do not see any swelling or redness over the spot. Your pain is not related to flu shot.
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