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Swelling on the area of DPT vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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 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.
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