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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?
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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The flu shot is intramuscular (IM). Do not allow anyone to give it to you subcutaneously (under the skin) or intravenously (directly into a vein).
There are three types of injections subcutaneous(under the skin), intramuscular(in a muscle) and intradermal(in the skin) and what you are injecting can depend on the site. Th…e common sites for subcutaneous are the thigh, butt, tricep, and stomach. Intramuscular and intradermals are usually administered by a nurse or physician.
Injected meth and missed now half your hand and arm swollen with redness puss black patches warm to touch and severe pain?
I kno you really dont want to, But get to a f'in hospital. Or just suck it up, and wait it out. good chance you might be allergic. and that could mean big problems. You c…an try and put a really hot towel around arm. this will help release it.
If this lasts for more than a few days, you should contact a health care professional to be sure that you do not have a bacterial infection at the site of the injection, espec…ially if there is any streaking redness from the site or any drainage or pus or to rule out an allergic reaction. If it is due only to the body reacting locally to the vaccine, as can happen as one of the known side effects in some people, the best treatment is to begin to use the arm more (as hard as that will seem at first). This will initially cause slightly more pain just as moving a slightly strained muscle does, but the use of the arm helps the muscle that is reacting to the shot get increased circulation and clear out the damaged cells that may be collecting at the site. The more you use it for regular, but not strenuous activities, the faster this soreness will be gone. Injections, especially if injected too quickly into the tissue, can sometimes tear the muscle fibers into which the medicines are injected, just like weight lifting and other strenuous exercise tears tiny muscle fibers and causes the muscles to get bigger (the normal process of muscle building). It may also be comforting to use warm moist compresses for twenty minutes a few times a day which will increase the circulation and help relax the muscle tissue. Acetaminophen used according to the package directions might also help reduce the local inflammatory response. Never give aspirin to teenagers or children for this due to concerns about Reye's Syndrome. Consult your health care professional or a Pharmacist before taking any new over the counter medications to be sure they are right for you.
Go to your nearest emergency room, now! This is likely a DVT (blood clot). The blood clot can break loose and lodge in a blood vessel of a lung, causing a fatal pulmonary embo…lism.
Probably an infection from piercing.
when you miss the pills get trapped there it will go back down if you leave it alone but sometimes it takes a few days until your body absorbs it next time when you shoot if s…ee your arm start to bump up and burn pull back on the plunger that will lessen the swelling from the start then taken a deep breath start again look for a tiny flash of red check it then go slow you dont want to loose your stuff now if its swollen and you havent had a shot in like 5 days i would get a doctor to look at it dont worry they will help you without making a scene have fun
Why is my arm swollen red sore and warm to touch after injecting meth when I drew back blood and it didnt burn during injection?
because your injecting meth into it
Yes, bleeding is normal. Although quite small, the incision caused by the needle is large enough for blood to escape (this is why those that perform the shot place a bandage o…ver the incision site after the shot).
No but it does happen in 1/16 women and 1/80 men
Talk to your doctor for more specific information. Cold packs to the site for 20 minutes at a time and Naproxen every 6 hours should relieve the discomfort.
Is there a fever in the spot? Put cool packs on it, if its like there for longer than a couple of days then call the doctor. This really is a normal side effect. Give advil as… well.
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A localized reaction -- a lump or redness -- is the most common side effect of flu vaccine. It will resolve over a matter of days.
Yes, it is common to have mild swelling, tenderness and redness at the local site of injection of a flu vaccination. It may feel like a lump. This should only last a few days,… if it gets larger or continues beyond several days, contact the clinician who gave you the injection or your primary health care professional to see if this is an unusual reaction in your case.
There are now two types of flu injections. One is intramuscular (IM), injected into large muscle tissue and the newer one is intradermal (ID) and is injected with a special ve…ry small needle between the layers of the skin, usually in the upper arm (deltoid) muscle (for more detail about ID flu vaccines, see the related questions below). In adults the IM injections are usually given in the upper arm muscles, although they could be given in the buttocks or thigh, too. In young children under 10 and infants, the IM injections are usually given in the outer thigh area, but can also be given in the buttocks. The arm is usually not used in children under 10 or infants. Each clinician who prepares and gives the shots will decide the best location for the person receiving the injection, based on their body's muscular development and other individual considerations patient by patient.
Your entire arm? No. The spot where the needle was, yes.
Yes, that is a common local reaction to the injection of the vaccine. It can also become very warm to touch, sore, red, and hurt when you touch or move your arm for a few days…. The way to make it get better faster is to use the arm normally anyway. Ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medicine will help. You can also apply warm moist compresses to the area several times a day and that, too, will help it feel better sooner by increasing the circulation at the site. Other common side effects of the vaccination are low grade fever, body aches and other mild flu symptoms, which also should be gone in only a few days time. These are a normal part of the body's immune response, not a case of the flu.