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Child. Mild lump after vaccination. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Nice to talk to you again
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Please proceed
User:last time i talked about my grand mother's ailment
User:this time it is regarding my small daughter
Doctor:oh yes, I remember
Doctor:How is she doing now?
User:she is ok
User:we went to family physician as she does not trust anyone else !! old age.
Doctor:What happened to your small daughter? Any health concern?
Doctor:I agree with you
User:she recently had her DTP vaccination
User:we have always opted for painless vaccination
User:we had pentaxim injected in her
User:similar as before
User:it is her 18months DTP booster vaccine
User:vaccine was injected on last saturday (18-May-2013)
User:on sunday, we noticed a small lump close to the injection area
User:we asked the doctor who vaccinated her... she told to rub ice
User:we are rubbing ice almost everyday
User:but the lump is still there as of today. it has not dissolved
User:what to do doctor ?
Doctor:Stop applying ice now
Doctor:as it almost one week now
Doctor:The lump would take some time to go away but would definitely go away
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:I do not think she needs medical treatment for this
Doctor:Wait and watch for another week
Doctor:If still it is persistent then you may consult her pediatrician again
Doctor:Are you there?
User:do u think we need to apply any other creams ?
Doctor:Wish your daughter a quick recovery
User:and is 2 weeks enough for the lump to dissolve ?
Doctor:There is no cream as such that would help this
User:any pressure applied at the lump area pains her
Doctor:Please do not apply pressure to the area
User:any particular massage that could help her ?
Doctor:IT would increase the swelling
User:ok..we wont apply any pressure
Doctor:Please do not manipulate it
Doctor:Let it heal by itself
User:ok... we wont do anything there
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
User:thank you Dr. xxxxxxxxxx
User:no nothing else at the moment
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:ok then
User:thank you very much. have a good day
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:You too
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