Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
139 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Tetanus shot side effects

I recently received a tetanus shot when I accidentally sat on a chair with a screw sticking out. Now I have a VERY painful lump in the same arm I received the shot but in the armpit area. Should I take Penicillin and is this related to the shot ?
Sun, 1 May 2011
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear,after any injection like vaccines the local reaction at the site or in the surrounding area can happen.If you have got pain and redness over the area please visit your doctor for diagnosis and then take any antibiotics.You can take analgesics which suits you for pain.please visit your doctor.bye.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Vaccine


Tetanus shot side effects

Dear,after any injection like vaccines the local reaction at the site or in the surrounding area can happen.If you have got pain and redness over the area please visit your doctor for diagnosis and then take any antibiotics.You can take analgesics which suits you for pain.please visit your doctor.bye.