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Severe knees pain almost unable to move..running above 1c temperature fever..just had tetanus shot n a pain killer injection last evening.why is it???

Severe knees pain almost unable to move..running above 1c temperature fever..just had tetanus shot n a pain killer injection last evening.why is it???

Immune reaction: I'm assuming you were well until you got your tetanus shot. Because of previous vaccines, your body has memory or antibodies against tetanus, so that when this shot was given, your body's immunity is fighting it, as if you had a new virus in your system. This can cause fever and joint symptoms and sometimes rashes. It usually resolves in a day or two. If you were ill before, contact your doc ...Read more

Dr. Mary Staat
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Tetanus (Definition)

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Can a tetanus/pertussis shot cause pain in arm and almost a over all sick feeling? Headache,muscle hurt, lack of appetite, tired?

Can a tetanus/pertussis shot cause pain in arm and almost a over all sick feeling? Headache,muscle hurt, lack of appetite, tired?

Yes: It can cause symptoms like that especially since most adults have just started getting the booster of inactivated pertussis. This should only last 48 after injection, if it persists longer than that, consider seeing your PCP! Feel Better. ...Read more

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When does pain fom tetanus shot go away?

When does pain fom tetanus shot go away?

Normally the bulk of: Discomfort resolves within 3 to 4 days. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot yesterday afternoon and am still having pain at injection site?

I had a tetanus shot yesterday afternoon and am still having pain at injection site?

Normal: If there is a lot of swelling, redness spreading from the site, or pus draining, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Small to medium length cut;medium deep wound. Cut by a fairly new stainless steel; happened 5 days ago. Rt now pain at wound; do I need tetanus shot?

Small to medium length cut;medium deep wound. Cut by a fairly new stainless steel; happened 5 days ago. Rt now pain at wound; do I need tetanus shot?

Any wound at risk: The development of tetanus requires a breach in the integraty of the skin(a cut) and contamination of that cut by tetanus spores. A clean blade or object, cutting contaminated skin, or a clean wound touched by contaminated fingers, sets the stage for spores to germinate in the wound and produce tetanus.The rust is itself not important to tetanus. It is a simple marker of exposure to the elements. ...Read more

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Last 48 hours i've had increasedmuscle spasms all over my body/immense pain in my neck. Cut myself with a kitchen knife puncture wound last week but haven't had tetanus shot in 12 years should I worry?

Last 48 hours i've had increasedmuscle spasms all over my body/immense pain in my neck. Cut myself with a kitchen knife puncture wound last week but haven't had tetanus shot in 12 years should I worry?

Yes: While the anecdotal time frame is to get a tetanus immunization every 10 years there is no accurate telling that your immunization is still effective. Your symptoms and the length of time since your injury could be the early symptoms of tetanus. I would advise you to see an infectious disease specialist or a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more