In addition to the common side effects of the Corona vaccine, which are headaches, high body temperature, fatigue and muscle pain, the vaccine affects what is known as the “Covid arm”, according to the medical website “Medicinenet”.
What is this symptom?
The Covid arm refers to the appearance of a rash and redness several days after receiving the Corona vaccine, and sometimes the person feels pain when touching the injection area or the desire for intense itching, and this appeared specifically in people who received the Moderna vaccine against the Corona virus.
While this problem is somewhat rare, it lasts a short period in all cases.
In the event that this problem is encountered after the first dose of the Corona vaccine, this does not mean avoiding taking the second dose.
The researchers also do not know the reason behind the infection with the Covid arm after receiving the Moderna vaccine, and those receiving the Pfizer vaccine did not experience this problem.
Is it dangerous?
The covid arm is just an annoying problem that needs to be treated, but it is not at all dangerous, as it is a reaction or response of the body to the vaccine.
Researchers at the American University of Yili confirmed that the Covid arm can be treated using some steroid creams, oral antihistamines, and cold compresses on the injection site.
The redness and swelling usually subside after 3 or 5 days of regular treatment.
The World Health Organization has repeatedly stressed that the vaccines it has approved are safe and do not cause any danger, at a time when the world recorded, according to the latest Reuters statistic, that more than 172.37 million people were infected with the emerging coronavirus, while the total number of resulting deaths reached The virus has reached 3 million 854,628.
Infections with the virus have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the first cases were discovered in China in December 2019.