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Tetanus Shot Swelling And Redness
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
Blood vessel punctured from novocaine injection. Immediate swelling and bruise on face. Initially decreased now swollen again and very tender.
Relatively Common: I am surmising you received Noocaine from your dentist. Having an injection anywhere can rupture blood vessels from the injection. Sorry! Use Ice packs for 15-20min 2-3x Daily over the affected area for a few more days will help. If you have further concerns, you should seek the help of a healthcare professional. ...Read more
I got a flu shot & pneumonia shot on Wednesday. Onr of my arms is now red, hot, sore & puffy at injection site. The redness has grown to about 4x2.
Flu shot: Sorry to hear about your arm. You must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If you can, please let me know what lead to your pain and what was done to properly treat it. ...Read more
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg). ?
Allergy?: Try to see an allergist to get the blood test (not skin test) for allergy to something. ...Read more
I had a tetanus booster injected on my left tricep yesterday. Is swelling and warmth to the touch at the site reasons for concern?
It can: Yes it can as it is a local reaction and will get better by itself. ...Read more
Vaccine Side Effects: This is just a benign side effects of most vaccines , it resolves within few days ...Read more
Variable: As long as the swelling does not represent an abscess, the redness should resolve within 7-10 days. Avoid scratching it. Keep it clean and apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream. If the area becomes painful or hot or is enlarging in size think of infection and see your doctor about an antibiotic or drainage. ...Read more
Cat bit me at the base of thumb 24 hours ago. Swelling and redness that has (slightly) spread around one of the puncture wounds. Mild pain. Infection?
Deep puncture from cat scratch 2 weeks ago. Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days and got tetanus shot but still swollen. No redness or pus. Should i be worried?
Yes: You might have cat sratch disease and need a different treatment for the infecting agent. ...Read more
Have CRPS left foot- pain, swelling, redness, stiffness. Swelling over last 12 hours excessive, spreading to ankle and up leg. Advice?
See a doctor: That sounds like more than just CRPS. See a doctor. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I recieved a tetanus booster 7 days ago and today I noticed increased pain/tenderness and swelling at the injection site. Is this normal?
Well...: This can be a normal reaction... If it persist for a couple more days consult your Dr. and be examined. No need to panic ...Read more
Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.
Ulnar nerve: You very likely have an injury to the ulnar nerve. This usually occurs at the elbow or wrist and could be caused by swelling from an infiltrated IV but it could also relate to something in your neck. See your doctor you will be referred to neurology or rehabilitation for further eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: A tetanus shot prevents only the bad effects of a tetanus infection. The shot does not prevent an infection from the other bacteria that animals carry in their mouths. Thus, if an animal bites through one's skin, a doctor can evaluate to see what treatment may be needed. Be sure the animal is one who does not, or is not likely, to carry rabies (because rabies is fatal). ...Read more