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Why is swelling and redness spreading after tetanus shot?

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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.
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Dr. Bob Ourian answered:

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

Local reaction

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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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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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
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Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra ds 2x.Finger is now swollen,painful& IBU not helping w/ pain or swelling. age 41 female?

If this is change in

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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.
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Is it normal for a tetanus shot site to swell 4 days after shot was given, and I am insulin dependant diabetic?

Post shot infection

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Nope. This is not normal. It sounds like you got a skin infection from the shot. You should consult your physician.
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

i am 36 and stepped on a rusty tack that went as far as it could into my foot do i need a tetanus shot? :(

Tdap recommended

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Tetanus shots are good for 10 years but if the injury is 'dirty' then >5 years is the NORM. However, the adult Tdap is recommended NOW to cover Tetanus AND Whooping cough. The other worry with a puncture wound is the risk of infection . I hope you could clean the wound with soap and water. If any redness/pain/swelling you should GET SEEN because of risk of bone infection (osteomyelitis)
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Dr. Bryan H. Levey answered:

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

Normal

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If there is a lot of swelling, redness spreading from the site, or pus draining, see your doctor ASAP.
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I had a tetanus shot the day b4 thanksgiving because I cut my thumb open and had 9 stitches. Now I have pain in the arm and can't move it much..

Pain in the hand,

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going up the arm, with swelling and redness is sign of an infection from a cut in the finger and treatament should be sought immediately. Pain in the area of the tetanus shot can be from a local reaction but can also mean that the area is irritated too much. In either case or if both pain that limits motion in the arm after a laceration in the thumb is not normal and you need follow up care now.
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I just scrtached myself with a rusty nail, and I washed it. I had a tetanus shot just over a year ago. Should I be worried?

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Tetanus should not be an issue. A localized bacterial infection might be if the area is not tended to but it sounds like you are doing the right stuff.Any evidence of increasing redness, swelling or oozing at the site should be evaluated.
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I stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should i worry. Should I be worried?

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As far as your tetanus status, you are good. However, watch for signs of a skin infection, redness, swelling, warmth, and mucous discharge.
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