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Under arm rash after tdap vaccine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I received a tdap vaccine 4 days ago. My symptoms have gone from expected (swelling/soreness around the injection site) to now concerning me. I have developed a tingling/burning sensation with slight numbness in my entire arm where I received the injection that extends from my shoulder to fingers. Underneath that arm is very sore. I have also developed a small rash around the site.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXx here
User :   hey there
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Your age? Sex?
User :   24 year old female
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is always some discomfort and mild rash on the site of vaccination atlkeast for a week
Doctor :   Is the tingling sensation releived on rest or compression
User :   It's not so much the rash. It's more the weird burning, numb sensation I have in my entire arm that has just started. Along with my underarm pain.
User :   It's been going on now for 8+ hours
Doctor :   I shall suggest you try hat padding on the site of vaccination
Doctor :   And I also feel that you might have compressed or scratched the site of vaacination
User :   and that's what has caused this?
Doctor :   Yes i guess so
Doctor :   Other wise the vaccine is very effective with very few side effects
Doctor :   In your case i find the symptom of tingling new
Doctor :   You can try hot padding for now and if symptoms persist you might need to get examined by a doctor for the same
Doctor :   And also avoid alcohol if you are prone to use
User :   Would alcohol interfere with anything? I was drinking this weekend at a rehearsal dinner and then a wedding
Doctor :   Yes to an extent will aggrevate soreness
Doctor :   I will list you the overall side effects of the vaccinew
Doctor :   1.Body aches
Doctor :   2.Chills
Doctor :   3.Fever
Doctor :   4. Headache
Doctor :   5.Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Doctor :   6.Rash
Doctor :   7.Redness or swelling at the injection site
Doctor :   8.Soreness at the injection site
Doctor :   All the follwoing will last only less than a week or the max to a week
Doctor :   Just try hot padding restrict alcohol you will sure get well soon
Doctor :   Did you follow me?
Doctor :   Are you there
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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