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My daughter has the Flu. She has not gotten any flu shots. After she got sick, she started to complain about chest and shoulder pain. After a day or two, her upper chest and shoulder is very swollen and my little girl is in agony. The doctor says its a strained muscle, but my daughter does not remember any injury occurring. Doctor took an X-ray to make sure the shoulder is not dislocated which it is not. She seems to be experiencing the pain that may occur if a flu shot is not administered correctly. However, as I have said she has not had any flu shots or any shots at all. Ibuprofen and Tylenol help a little bit. Any idea what she may be wrong?

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replied February 24th, 2019
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A64830
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It is difficult to make a assessment based on the history provided.

It is either a soft tissue infection of the skin or the subcutaneous tissue involvement.

For the time being apply ice and give her Advil or ibuprofen to help with the pain.

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