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How many days does a bruise around a shingles shot on the arm last?

On Wednesday, I got the new shingle shot and a pnenomia shot.. u I can hardley move my arm, and this morning when I got up, I felt so horrible that I collapsed on my bed. Don t know which one did this, my injection site has a big round circle,and I do not trust myself to drive. How many days will this last? Thank you
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
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Hello,

Bruises can after any intramuscular injection. It will resolve in two or three days even without treatment. You can take analgesics/anti inflammatory drugs like Acetaminophen-Seratiopeptidase combination for symptomatic relief. Apply ice packs for faster recovery. Nothing much to worry as you will be fine in couple of days.

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