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365714 tn?1292202708
Is this a typical reaction?
I asked in the cold and flu community about experiencing symptoms of an upper respiratory infection after getting the nasal flu shot (regular shot, not swine flu) about 4 days ago. But to be honest, I'm looking for a more immediate answer than having to wait 4 more days or longer.

I was kept awake last night and the night before by a plugged up nose and feeling really crummy in general. Is this typical after getting one of those nasal flu shots? How much longer  will this take? Or did I just happen to be unlucky and pick up a virus at the Dr's office?

Also I am in great need of finding ways to clear up a plugged nose without nasal spray. I had to go without it last night. This morning I used some, but really if this is going to turn out as long as I normally get a cold, I probably shouldn't be using this for a while week or so. I can use tips on stopping drainage.
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365714 tn?1292202708
Also anything that can greatly reduce the hand to nose motion in general is very welcome.
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Its not clear how common it is, but among side effects, its the most common. It should go away in a few days.
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365714 tn?1292202708
Thanks. Hoping that this is just a reaction and not the real cold virus, that leads me to my next concern. I was participating in a volunteer activity involving a bunch of children. I hope whatever is bothering me isn't contagious.

I was wearing two layers of gloves and being outside I managed to avoid much of the hand to nose/sleeve to nose action. Just hoping everything is okay. I don't want to make any sick babies/kids. It could also be part allergies. There's a certain plant mild I am rather allergic to, but I don't remember what it is and when it peaks. I just know my nose flared up when in our backyard worse than anywhere else.
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