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Old 01-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #11
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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.
I agree with this, I was thinking the same thing. It looks like what my skin does after a wasp sting gets infected. I would at least put neosporin with pain on it until I could get to a dr. And, it might feel better to put a warm rag on it (unless its really warm, like feverish, that might make it worse). Did they wipe it with alcohol before giving the shot?

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #12
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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.



Benadryl! Good idea -I'm going to go give him a dose now! Thanks
I hope it helps! I wonder if ice would help the swelling?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #13
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Looks totally normal to me. When my kids get the dtap shots, they get really red and swelled. They typically have that hard, large bump for 1-3 weeks after.
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Looks normal to me as well. All my kids look like that. The Dr. told me to use warm compresses for 15 minutes on several times a day, give tylenol or ibuprofen, and benadryl. Usually within 24 hours of doing the above they are beginning to look better. Hope he feels better soon!
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Tetanus is the one they always tell me is common for swelling at the injection sight.
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I would call a pediatrician and ask if you could send them the picture. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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It's 7:30pm and I just put a call into the advice nurse - the redness has gotten much worse, and is now spreading into his groin area.
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It's 7:30pm and I just put a call into the advice nurse - the redness has gotten much worse, and is now spreading into his groin area.
That's concerning. If it were my kiddo I would have him seen, personally. But my oldest had a reaction to his first set (at two months) that caused us to delay all of the rest until he was 4. So I'm a worry wart.

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Oh man. Let us know what they say. Is he running fever?
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That's concerning. If it were my kiddo I would have him seen, personally. But my oldest had a reaction to his first set (at two months) that caused us to delay all of the test until he was 4. So I'm a worry wart.
We delay as well. Honestly, this thread is a nice reminder of why.
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