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    Are fever and swelling normal after administering DTP vaccine?

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi,
After administering DTP , HiB vaccine my son is having fever and swelling in the area where shot is given.
we are giving Dolopar 250 (2ml) every 5 hours.
Fever is still there. Vaccine is given last night.
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is very common to get a fever after a dose of DTP

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. For a day or two after vaccination (mainly with DTP) a child may have fever and that is not something concerning. Dolopar or Crocin and tepid sponging is all that is needed. Please be patient. I am certain that the fever would subside in the next few days. The swelling should also subside. If not, it would be a good idea to get the condition reviewed by your treating physician.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Thanks for your reply. is dosage of paracetamol (Dolopar 250) right?..he weighs 11 kg
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The dose of paracetamol is 15mg/kg/dose

Detailed Answer:
The correct dose for your child would be 3.5ml per dose. You therefore need to increase the dose.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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