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If you have a lump at the flu shot injection site and now below the site is swollen red and warm to the touch can you treat it at home?

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If the shot was given in the last few days, then you can help by moving the arm, even though that will not feel very good at first, the motion will help "work the soreness out". Often people avoid moving the arm and that will make it take longer to get better. You can also help by using warm compresses (not hot) to help increase the circulation to heal the tissue reaction to the injection. That will also be soothing. It is common for this type of soreness to occur as a mild reaction to the vaccine. If it is not gone in a week to ten days, then you should contact your health care professional for advice.
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