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mamaerica 01-06-2013 10:23 AM

Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((NEW PIC - UPDATED 72 Hours After Shot))
 
My 5 year old son had 2 vaccinations on Friday - polio and DTaP. He had the injections in his thigh.

Today (so 2 days since the shot) his leg is very red, hot to the touch, a little swollen, and itchy. Is this normal?

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/IMG_9014.jpg

(The picture doesn't show just how red it really is - it's MUCH redder in person)

l_Kimmie_l 01-06-2013 10:25 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
No, that does not look normal to me.

mamaerica 01-06-2013 10:29 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC)) -- Update
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by l_Kimmie_l (Post 16121876)
No, that does not look normal to me.

Sound I call the on-call ped? Or wait until tomorrow and have him seen?

threelittlehoneys 01-06-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mamaerica

Sound I call the on-call ped? Or wait until tomorrow and have him seen?

I would call

l_Kimmie_l 01-06-2013 10:32 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
Is he acting any different? Not eating, drinking, lethargic, fever? If not, then I would wait till tomorrow and give motrin to bring down any inflamation and discomfort. If he is having other symptoms than call and find out what you should do.

mamaerica 01-06-2013 10:34 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by l_Kimmie_l (Post 16121900)
Is he acting any different? Not eating, drinking, lethargic, fever? If not, then I would wait till tomorrow and give motrin to bring down any inflamation and discomfort. If he is having other symptoms than call and find out what you should do.

He's acting normal - he's only complaining about it itching...

happysmileylady 01-06-2013 10:34 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
Check the VIS they gave you for that shot. If you can't find it or they didn't give it to you (I belive they legally have to) then you should be able to find it on the CDC's website.

I am pretty sure that some redness, itching and swelling can be normal, but I am not sure what point it becomes a problem.

Vivhop98 01-06-2013 10:35 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
Swelling at the injection site is a common reaction. Have you tried Benadryl?. It might help the itching. Poor guy!

mamaerica 01-06-2013 10:39 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by happysmileylady (Post 16121909)
Check the VIS they gave you for that shot. If you can't find it or they didn't give it to you (I belive they legally have to) then you should be able to find it on the CDC's website.

I am pretty sure that some redness, itching and swelling can be normal, but I am not sure what point it becomes a problem.

I just looked at the CDC website and saw that swelling and redness is common - but yeah, I'm just not sure at what point it becomes not normal.

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Originally Posted by Vivhop98 (Post 16121912)
Swelling at the injection site is a common reaction. Have you tried Benadryl?. It might help the itching. Poor guy!

Benadryl! Good idea -I'm going to go give him a dose now! Thanks :)

MsGiggles 01-06-2013 11:18 AM

Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))
 
It could be a simple infection from the needle puncture (nothing related to the actual vaccine). Might want to get it checked out in that sense - simple antibiotics could help if dr or nurse think it's required.


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