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Red welt, itching, hot to touch at injection site after MMR vaccination. Concerned?

My daughter got her 12 month vaccines which included an MMR shot. It s been 9 days and she now has a red welt that it hot to the touch at the injection site. Is this normal or should I be concerned? It seems to be bothering her and may be a bit itchy, but it s only one golf ball sized welt. And she is otherwise acting fine.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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You have not mentioned what were the other vaccines given.
MMR is usually given sub-cutaneously and does not cause so much of local reactions.
If some other vaccine was given intra-muscularly, they can produce a swelling for few days after the shot.

Since you say its 9 days now, it has the size of a golf ball and it is hot to touch too- you must see your doctor and get abscess ruled out.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter good health.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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