MedHelp Social Community
Is this a typical reaction?
About This Community:

Welcome to the MedHelp Social Community. This community is where members can chat with other members about day-to-day issues and topics. This community is not monitored by medical professionals. If you have questions or are in need of support for a health condition or health question, please use one of our other 300+ forums.

Healthy debates are encouraged. Personal attacks or insults will not be tolerated. Please remember to treat all members and opinions with respect

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
365714_tn?1292202708
Also anything that can greatly reduce the hand to nose motion in general is very welcome.
Blank
389974_tn?1331018842
Its not clear how common it is, but among side effects, its the most common. It should go away in a few days.
Blank
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.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
MedHelp Social Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank