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should shoulder muscles still hurt afer 2 weeks after injections

By Anonymous February 20, 2019 - 4:47pm
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on the sixth of February I had the meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and polo. my arm still hurts to raise and to touch

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Some people are more sensitive to vaccination pain at the site. But the tetanus shot itself tends to hurt more than others and can take longer to feel better. This happens to two thirds of adults. Ice the area for 20 minutes several times a day. Ibuprofen may help.

Give your arm another week to heal. If you're still in pain next week, visit your doctor. You may need physical therapy. You can also report this side effect to the CDC.


February 21, 2019 - 8:58am
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