Tetanus Shot - page 2

Let me just say OWWWWWWW, it's been 2.5 days and I feel like my arm is going to fall off, ive tried motrin/tylenol/aleve and it still aches :o Thank god it's only once every 10 years!... Read More

  1. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Keep us updated Shelly!

    I believe that I accidentally got a PPD with Tetanus last year. The worst thing I've ever experienced!

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

    Heather
  2. by   OBNurseShelley
    I got the keflex on board, and I had a resident look at my arm when I got to work tonight, she agreed, said it was cellulitis, and didn't look too bad, yet, hopefully i caught it in time. I should have gone to the dr yesterday when they were open, but silly me, i thought it would get better! I had ice on it all afternoon and that seemed to help, it's an awkward spot to keep ice on it though, I'm just ready for it to quit hurting
  3. by   RN2B2005
    Makes me wonder how often 'routine' vaccinations (or other IM injections) become 'routine' healthcare-setting acquired infections.

    Anyhow, glad to hear you are taking the abx for it. Just an FYI: my infection was refractive to cephalexin and I ended up on azithromycin. I took plain ibuprofen and also Vicoprofen for the pain, which worked really well. For icing that part of your arm, try one of the Migraine Ice patches--stick them in the fridge beforehand--or ask a veterinarian for equine ice tape, which is made for wrapping the legs of horses but works really well for the upper arm. I couldn't get anything else to stay on.
  4. by   renerian
    I had one several years ago and it felt the same way. I used a heating pad when I went to bed. Moist heat.

    OUCHY,

    renerian
  5. by   Audreyfay
    Think I'll get my next tetanus in the buttocks! Then it'll just be a pain in the......

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