Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
177 Doctors are Online

Swelling on the area of DPT vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Vaccinations
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3432 Questions
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXX,
User :   I need your help
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   My daughter recently got a DPT vaccination
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was told that there were no side effects
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but, the place where it was shot is swollen...is this normal
User :   she is 5 years old
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall help you.
User :   the skin has become hard, it is red and the diameter of the swelling is about 3 inches
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When was the shot given ?
User :   Monday
Doctor :   Ok
User :   17th May
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does she has pain now?
User :   on contact, there is pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any other associated symptoms like fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It usually persists for 72 hours.
User :   so, this is normal
User :   and do we need to take any special care?
Doctor :   It is a nodule which persists for few days to weeks
Doctor :   It gets soften in due course.
User :   what can we do to reduce the pain for her
Doctor :   Paracetamol tablets is given according to her weight.
Doctor :   Can you give me her weight.
User :   ok....anything else to know doctor?
Doctor :   If it softens and not going after a week.
Doctor :   It need a examination by doctor.
User :   she is 19 kgs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok the you can give 200mg of crocin every 8 hours.
User :   ok...we will first give her crocin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and if it doesn't come down, will take the next steps
User :   thanks a lot doctor...this really helped
Doctor :   Pain you can rub ice on the part.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Any thing else i can help you with?
User :   that's it doctor...thanks again....bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor