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Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?

Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?

Yes.: Yes, it is normal to have a sore arm. I would suggest over the counter pain medicine such as tylenol or ibuprofen. A warm compress may help as well. If the soreness does not improve in a couple of days, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?

Is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?

No: If you donated blood a month ago, you should not be having pain. This would most likely be from phlebitis or irritation to the vein. I would have someone take a look at this or call the facility that drew the blood. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

Give it time: You can help alleviate some of the soreness with massage or a warm compress. But, give it time, and the soreness will improve. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it works, and you can't avoid this because if it didn't happen you wouldn't develop immunity. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

HPV does hurt!: Hpv is probably the roughest vaccine on people. Standing by to ice your arm and take Ibuprofen or nuprin (with food and a full glass of liquid) helps. Have someone else drive so you can keep icing a full twenty minutes (be sure no ice is directly on skin--use cloth protection. No need to add frostbite to your woes) many suggest then using the sore muscle aids quicker recovery. ...Read more

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First time mom. Breastmilk came in and arm pits really sore arm. Is this normal?

First time mom. Breastmilk came in and arm pits really sore arm. Is this normal?

Might be Engorged: Sometimes when breastmilk comes in not only will the breast become full with milk but additional blood sometimes goes all the way up the arm or armpit (axilla). Relieve this sensation by stroking the breast downward toward the areola while either in the shower or leaning over. Refrigerated cabbage leaves are an excellent home remedy for relief of engorgement. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

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How can I treat a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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Sore Arm (Definition)

Soreness or tenderness in one or both arms, which can be due to ...Read more


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