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Is swelling and redness after tetanus injections normal ?

got a dog bite on Sunday went to an urgent care center they stitched me up and gave me a tetanus shot. the spot where I got the shot is red warm hard and raised is this normal?? it hurts to move around too. (and no they didn t give me any antibiotics .)
Asked On : Wed, 9 Nov 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
If shot is not given in deep intramuscular then this problem can occur.
There is possibility of having injection forming abscess.
Take an antibiotic and anti inflammatory medicines.
Apply ice application.
Apply Thrombophob cream on affected part.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 10 Nov 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Nilima Ghosh Hajra's  Response
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for dog bites you will have to take anti rabies vaccine also if not alredy taken
if the injection site is painful to touch and shows signs of inflammation please check with doctor and start on antibiotics if required .dog bites are contaminated wounds and better to start on antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs .hope you be all right soon

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