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Reddish lump after getting chicken pox and flu shot done. Chances of needle being left in the shot area?

ssoso my daughter had a flu and chicken pox shot on Dec 1st her legs were fine afterwards and today I noticed in the spot of her shot its red with a lump she days it hurts and won t let me touch it. I don t think it would be from that long ago with the shots? I gave her a warm bath put neosporen on it and I m going to put a warm compress when she goes to sleep could the nurse have left a peice of the needle in her she wasn t that gentle with the shots.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It is very unlikely that the injection site should hurt your daughter 8 months later. You have done the right thing by applying warm compresses. Neosporin application will not have any effect. I suggest that you consult your doctor who shall examine the lump and guide you accordingly.

In case a needle has broken and left at the injection site it can be confirmed by a x-ray or ultrasound examination.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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