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Child taken flu shot, swollen cheeks and neck. What could she have?

My daughter had been sick for about 4 days with flu like or strep like symptoms. She was just starting to feel better and I already had a flu shot apt. so I had her get it. That night she started feeling bad again. Yesterday, day 7 of being sick, her cheeks and neck were swollen and still are today. What could she have?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello there,

As your daughter's condition has worsened with swollen cheeks and neck, you must get her re evaluated with your Pediatrician. It is quite likely that the "flu" you are referring to was in fact a bacterial infection which has aggravated now and requires a good antibiotic coverage with good fluid intake. So her oral cavity requires an examination along with blood tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Supportive measures like control of fever with paracetamol assumes equal importance.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

You mention that your daughter has flu like symptoms and her cheeks and neck are swollen. You also ensured that she had her flu shot during this period. I hope she has been seen by a doctor and is on some medication for her illness. In case no doctor has been consulted then she should be examined by a doctor who shall get appropriate investigations done and start medication.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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