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Does your arm hurt after getting a flu shot?

I got a flu/phenuomia shot in the same arm today.The shot itself didn't hurt at all.Then hours later my arm is killing me!Wondering what's causing the pain?

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Asked by countingsparows at 6:08 PM on Oct. 15, 2008 in Health

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  • Flu and Pnuemonia shots are both given into a muscle. Site pain is a common side effect from any injection. Is the site bright red? Is it HOT to touch(it will be a little warmer than the area around)? If either of those is happening you need to call you Dr. Otherwise take Motrin or tylenol, get that arm moving. Warm, moist packs may help too.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:13 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • pain in your arm is a top side affect! My mom is a nurse and said the same thing as the pharmacist that gave her the shot, your arm should/might be sore for a day or two.

    Answer by Reesesmom123 at 12:23 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

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