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I had a flu shot about a week ago. I now have bad sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose, and headaches. Also very sleepy. No fever, though. Any idea?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cold

It sounds like you have a common cold, which has nothing to do with the flu shot.
Flu shots are given during cold season, so it's not unusual to get a cold after receiving the vaccine. You should take the usual over-the-counter medications that you would take to treat cold symptoms.

In brief: Cold

It sounds like you have a common cold, which has nothing to do with the flu shot.
Flu shots are given during cold season, so it's not unusual to get a cold after receiving the vaccine. You should take the usual over-the-counter medications that you would take to treat cold symptoms.
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