ePharmacy Latest Promotion Consult a Specialist
Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

Hand swollen after vaccine shot

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: July 12, 2021 5:24 PM
Anonymous 2 months

Hi, I received AZ vaccine shot on last Wednesday. I was having mild fever the next day & I am alright after taking the panadol. On the next day, I started feeling hand pain (the injection part). This 2 days, I noticed my hand went swollen and can see redness on the skin. It is not very painful, but the swollen feeling more stronger day by day. Should I consult doctor for medication or wait for it to disappear by itself? Thanks.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi thank you for the given question.
We understand your concern regarding the post effects of the Covid-19 vaccine.
We hope our answers would help.
Most of the vaccine side effects are self- limiting.
Although this is the case, always stay alert for any of the side effects below.
Please do seek immediate medical help if any of these side effects are noticed.

  • severe persistent headache
  • blurred vision
  • fainting and seizures
  • stomach and chest pain
  • swelling or pain in the legs
  • shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • Bruising easily

Depending on your symptoms, you may try:

  • putting a cold compress (such as a damp washcloth) on the injection site
  • using your arm, rather than keeping it inactive, to reduce injection site discomfort
  • checking with your doctor to see if you can take over-the-counter painkillers
  • drinking lots of fluids
  • wearing lighter clothing, if you’re feeling feverish

I hope the given information helps and we wish dad a fast recovery .

If these symptoms that he is experiencing persists further ,do not be hesitant to seek medical advice.

You may use our online consultation service to get in touch with a doctor.

Hope we have answered your question satisfactorily. Thank you

Click here to talk to our doctor.

image

Last Updated: Mon Jul 12 2021 17:24:16 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
4.87
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or specialist online about covid-19 vaccine from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult RM19.99 Specialist Consult From RM80
Do you know that your immune system plays role in the effectiveness of vaccines?
Prevention is better than cure. Is My Body Ready to Fight Infection? Find Out in only 5 short minutes!
Start FREE Health Assessment
COVID-19 Test Services
See all coronavirus COVID-19 test service providers in Malaysia. PCR/RTK test at home, clinic, drive through or to your premises.
See All COVID-19 Tests

Top Questions