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Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi .. my little girl had her first vaccination yesterday. The doctor had told to put ice on the swelling. But she cries like hell when i do. Is there anything else i can do reduce her swelling?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on vaccine pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi... I understand your concern. You need not put ice on the injection site. Sometimes it will be painful as it will decrease the blood supply to the local area. I suggest you to give only Paracetamol.

If you can get back to me with the exact weight of the baby which would have been a checked yesterday, I will suggest you be appropriate dose of Paracetamol including with strength.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 38 minutes later
Her weight is 4.2 kg. She does have fever. How long will the fever last?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on vaccine pain and fever

Detailed Answer:
Hi....sorry for the late reply. You can give Syrup P-120 with strength of 120 mg per 5 ml, at 2.5 ml per dose, every 4 or 6 hourly if temperature is more than hundred degrees Fahrenheit or if the baby is feeling pain. The fever might last for 24 to 48 hours.

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