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Swelling in the cheeks after getting a flu vaccine. Reaction to vaccine?

After administering of Flu Vaccine by our company nurse, for 15 minutes my right cheek begun swollen. I consulted a doctor and he said it was a reaction of the vaccine. My apprehension is there any implication that I might experience in a future since 5 days ago the inflammation was subsided already? Now, I can still feel that there is small portion of swollen under my ear. Is there anything that I should worry, if the small portion of swollen lymph node does not disappear? Alvin S. Rosales
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Alvin,
Welcome to healthcare magic!
The swelling over the cheek has been due to a hypersensitivity reaction most likely.
Immediate risk is very high in form of a fall in blood pressure and swelling in the airway that can cause choking. Now because 5days have gone by that kind of risk is not in the horizon.
The remnent swelling would also resolve slowly and as a rule will resolve by itself.
It needs some time, avoid pressing/checking it too frequently.
Please put a follow up query if any.
I hope you would get benefited with my advise.
Wish you a good health.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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