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Why is swelling and redness spreading after tetanus shot?

Why is swelling and redness spreading after tetanus shot?

.: Might be just local reaction and inflammation after injection. But if swelling increase or redness spreads or i you have fever, pain or itch see a physician earlier. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Why would I have spreading redness and swelling around injection site after tetanus shot?

Why would I have spreading redness and swelling around injection site after tetanus shot?

Local reaction: You seem to have a local reaction which is not too uncommon. It's an inflammation at the injection site. Using a heat pad can help. ...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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Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?

Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?

If this is change in: Status of finger then it needs to be rechecked. Swelling, redness, heat, increased tenderness, purulent drainage or red streaks are all signs that infection may have set in. Take care. ...Read more

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I got a tetanus shot on thursday and today its still hurting and red , is this normal? Its been 4 days. It has like a knot

I got a tetanus shot on thursday and today its still hurting and red , is this normal? Its been 4 days. It has like a knot

Tetanus shot: Your arm can remain swollen and hot for a few days. Apply cold compresses to your arm several times a day. If you start running a fever or the swelling gets wirse see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was in the mountains yesterday and I got cut on my lower leg by rusty barbed wire. It's just a red scratch. Should I get a tetanus shot? I'm 21.

Better safe than: sorry. If it more than 5 years since your last tetanus booster it will be the prudent thing to do. Hopefully a shallow scratch should not pose a high risk for infection especially if the scratch was irrigated thoroughly. Take care and be safe. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe. ...Read more

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