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Why Does My Arm Hurt After Getting A Flu Shot
Muscle inflammation: Flu vaccines are generally injected into the deltoid, the muscular part of the arm. It causes inflammation of the area and followed by a slight immune reaction (desired effect). So, your arm/deltoid should be sore for 1 to 2 days following the injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Everyone has that: I think everyone has a soreness around the injection site which may feel worse the day after, but gets better quickly. The vaccine is injected directly into the muscle and irritates it temporarily and mildly. Many places offer an education sheet to keep for reference when vaccines are administered. It explains possible side effects and if there should concern about any of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GOOD!!!!: That is a good thing! that means the shot is working! in fact, many shots have something called an adjuvant in them. An adjuvants job is only to dram more immune response to the site of the shot. Immune response = swelling, redness, pain and itching. The flu shot is the same. So, congrats, your shot worked! cellulitis after shots is rare, but if red extends past a joint or you have pus get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : yes if gets worse swollen or red or not improved in 3 weeks see MD ...Read more
Got a flu shot yesterday. Arm hurts really bad from it. Any way to ease the pain or does it just have to go away on it's own?
I just got my flu shot last night in my arm, is it safe to go today and get a tattoo on the same arm in the same place?
Got a flu shot now my whole arm is numb and hurts so bad. No pain medication is working and I can't even move my arm. What's should I do?
Yes: If pain is that bad.Get a more detailed answer ›
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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