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After a meningitis shot could I put a cold or hot pack on it for pain?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

I take it that you had a vaccination with menactra, or the Meningococcal vaccine? You can apply a warm or cool pack to the injection site for comfort.
This will not affect the efficacy of the vaccine.

In brief: Yes

I take it that you had a vaccination with menactra, or the Meningococcal vaccine? You can apply a warm or cool pack to the injection site for comfort.
This will not affect the efficacy of the vaccine.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Cold

general rule: cold compresses slow down or stop pain messages to the brain.
Heat can speed them up. Heat could increase local blood flow and resolve muscle spasm, but the pain issue is helped by cold.

In brief: Cold

general rule: cold compresses slow down or stop pain messages to the brain.
Heat can speed them up. Heat could increase local blood flow and resolve muscle spasm, but the pain issue is helped by cold.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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