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Friday, December 13, 2013
Pain from pneumonia shot
I had pneumonia shot this and I can hardly lift my arm. Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain?
These local reactions are usually temporary. They usually completely resolve within 3 days. It should get better within 24 hours. Most local reactions do not require treatment. In cases when treatment is needed, pain relievers (like acetaminophen) and warm compresses can usually improve symptoms.
James M O'Brien, Jr, MD
Former Associate Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University