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Doctor insights on: Tetanus Shot Side Effects Adults

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How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

Pain/local swelling: There are some rare individuals that have an allergic response to tetanus toxoid, the active component of the tetanus shot.These folks have major hives, abdominal pain or other strong reactions to the agent & it usually is present early in life with early boosters. These folks should avoid the vaccine .For the majority of us it just hurts & causes the site to swell for a few days. ...Read more

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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


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Varicella vaccination side effect?

Varicella vaccination side effect?

See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Shingles vaccine side effects and last how long?

Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components. ...Read more

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What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

What are side effects of  a tetanus vaccine?

Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more

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Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No: There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. ...Read more

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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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What are adult immunizations side effects?

What are adult immunizations side effects?

Be specific: Usually injections can cause brief localized pain and redness but this goes away within 24 hours. Anything more specific than that, you need to tell me which vaccine in particular. Otherwise, it's like asking what are the side effects of capsules or tablets. It's too vague. ...Read more

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Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions. ...Read more

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1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

Hep B: At this age the only recommended vaccine is hepatitis b. As with all vaccines, there is a potential for fever and soreness or redness at the site of the injection. Overall, this is a very well tolerated vaccine. ...Read more

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Side effects of adult DPT how long do they last?

Side effects of adult DPT how long do they last?

Depends: Depends upon the side effect. A fever may last 1-2 days. Soreness can generally last up to 4-5 days if severe. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from the tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine?

What are the side effects from the tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine?

Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions like fever, pain, swelling, erythema at the site of injection. Severe anaphylactic reactions may occur but are uncommon, guillain-barre syndrome has been reported as well. ...Read more

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How long doside effects of shingles shot last?

How long doside effects of shingles shot last?

Short time: Zostavax is a shingles vaccine approved by the fda. The vaccine can cause side effects, but they're generally mild and don't last long. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself. Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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What can cause bad side effects to tdap vaccince?

What can cause bad side effects to tdap vaccince?

Allergy to vehicle: Allergies to vaccines, while rate, are more commonly due to an allergy to the chemicals used to suspend the vaccine in solution and preserve them from bacterial and fungal contamination... ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with taking swine flu shots?

What side effects are associated with taking swine flu shots?

Site redness: The most common side effects of the swine flu,or H1N1, vaccination is redness or swelling at the injection site. The vaccine is a killed virus and, contrary to rumor and internet conspiracy theories, you cannot get the flu from a killed virus. A small percentage of people are allergic to the egg yolk material used to make the vaccine, or other components. For most, perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like(ADEM,GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?

Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like(ADEM,GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?

Seems coincidental: Rabipur is a Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine (PCECV), not known to CAUSE neurological side effects. A rare patient can get neurological problems after getting a vaccine... but that's coincidental unless the rate of neurological problems occurs more often in vaccine recipients than in non-recipients. For example, if a child dies in a car wreck after getting a vaccine, we don't blame the vaccine. ...Read more