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Received Tdap vaccination. Severe reaction - swelling, redness near elbow and high fever. Are these symptoms due to vaccination? Diagnosed tendinitis, getting worse

I received the Tdap vaccine around 8/20/2011 and had a severe reaction to it - swelling , pain, warmth and redness down my arm past my elbow . I also had a fevere of 101.8 and had to get antibiotics. Now I have pain in my elbo ( forearm to upper arm and elbo) and wonder if it is because of the Tdap vaccine. I didn t have this problem before. My doctor says its tendinitus, but it s getting worse.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query. TdaP should not give rise to the type of reaction which you have described. Secondly, there is never a need for an antibiotic for vaccination induced reaction. As the high fever responded to antibiotic it must have been some other reason.

As you doctor has mentioned that the pain is due to tendinitis, I suggest that you follow the doctors advise and take anti-inflammatory medicines and later take recourse to physiotherapy.

Wishing you an early recovery.
Answered: Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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