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Body pain, nausea, flu symptoms after taking tetanus shot, TB2 test. Adverse reaction to growth medium?

I had a couple of adverse reactions to tetanus shots. Aches, pain throughout my body, nausea and basically felt like I had the flu , without the respiratory issues. I usually decline tetanus shots now & have had no issues since. However, yesterday I had the same reaction to a TB2 test. This leads me to believe that I am actually having adverse reactions to a growth medium, instead of the vaccines. Is this possible?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concern. Any vaccine or injection contains a number of other things apart from the active substance like tetanus toxoid or TB antigen. These substances can give rise to a reaction which you are experiencing.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you all the best.


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