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I did a flu vaccine and I can't sleep because the arm is sore. What should I do?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like tylenol (acetaminophen) and right before going to bed apply ice wrapped in a towel on your arm (a bag of frozen peas works well) for about 10 minutes.
The pain shouldn't last more than a day or two.

In brief: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like tylenol (acetaminophen) and right before going to bed apply ice wrapped in a towel on your arm (a bag of frozen peas works well) for about 10 minutes.
The pain shouldn't last more than a day or two.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: Sore arm

Soreness is not uncommon from any vaccine.
You may use advil ( ibuprofen) for the discomfort. Sometimes warm soaks will help as well.

In brief: Sore arm

Soreness is not uncommon from any vaccine.
You may use advil ( ibuprofen) for the discomfort. Sometimes warm soaks will help as well.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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