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Flu Shot complications

Patient: What sort of a doctor should I see for flu shot complications?

 

 

Doctor: Complication due to flu shot is very rare and the effects can include ;Local reaction at the site of injection such as soreness, pain and swelling. These are usually mild and should last less than 2-3 days.Systemic reactions include fever, rash, malaise and muscle aches.Allergic reactions include hives, angioedema and anaphylactic shock.I would suggest that you see a family physician or an internist if you have any side effects from the flu shot.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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