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Infant with swollen legs after taking shots. Redness in the knee area. Warm compresses done. What other symptoms to look out for?

My 2 mo old grandson was given shots in both his legs together as routine checkup. Only his right leg has swollen twice as big as the other, red as a tomato, warm to touch and the redness is his entire thigh to his knee area. When my daughter called the Pediatrician they said I could go to the ER or put warm compresses on it and if it helps then wait and come in the morning. What signs or other things should I consider before the morning?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Some local swelling can occur after vaccination. But swelling extending up to the knee joint is not normal.

You are also complaining of local redness, warmth etc. which are signs of inflammation.

When was the vaccine given?
What vaccine was given?

Please reply in detail so that we can help you better.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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