Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
mamaerica's Avatar
mamaerica
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 4,812
My Mood:
Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((NEW PIC - UPDATED 72 Hours After Shot))

My 5 year old son had 2 vaccinations on Friday - polio and DTaP. He had the injections in his thigh.

Today (so 2 days since the shot) his leg is very red, hot to the touch, a little swollen, and itchy. Is this normal?



(The picture doesn't show just how red it really is - it's MUCH redder in person)

Advertisement

__________________
Erica
Happily married Mama to 4 kids (14, 11, 6, 4)
And proud SurroMama to 2 beautiful boys


Last edited by mamaerica; 01-07-2013 at 01:22 PM.
mamaerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
l_Kimmie_l
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,584
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

No, that does not look normal to me.
l_Kimmie_l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
mamaerica's Avatar
mamaerica
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 4,812
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC)) -- Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by l_Kimmie_l View Post
No, that does not look normal to me.
Sound I call the on-call ped? Or wait until tomorrow and have him seen?
__________________
Erica
Happily married Mama to 4 kids (14, 11, 6, 4)
And proud SurroMama to 2 beautiful boys


Last edited by mamaerica; 01-06-2013 at 08:37 PM.
mamaerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
threelittlehoneys's Avatar
threelittlehoneys
formerly R***and**********
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaerica

Sound I call the on-call ped? Or wait until tomorrow and have him seen?
I would call
threelittlehoneys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
l_Kimmie_l
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,584
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

Is he acting any different? Not eating, drinking, lethargic, fever? If not, then I would wait till tomorrow and give motrin to bring down any inflamation and discomfort. If he is having other symptoms than call and find out what you should do.
l_Kimmie_l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
mamaerica's Avatar
mamaerica
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 4,812
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

Quote:
Originally Posted by l_Kimmie_l View Post
Is he acting any different? Not eating, drinking, lethargic, fever? If not, then I would wait till tomorrow and give motrin to bring down any inflamation and discomfort. If he is having other symptoms than call and find out what you should do.
He's acting normal - he's only complaining about it itching...
__________________
Erica
Happily married Mama to 4 kids (14, 11, 6, 4)
And proud SurroMama to 2 beautiful boys

mamaerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
happysmileylady
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,715
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

Check the VIS they gave you for that shot. If you can't find it or they didn't give it to you (I belive they legally have to) then you should be able to find it on the CDC's website.

I am pretty sure that some redness, itching and swelling can be normal, but I am not sure what point it becomes a problem.
__________________
Kim-married to Dan
Mama to Caiti (17), Rae Rae (4), Dani Lee(2), and CJ, born 10/12/12.
Stuff From Kim's Kloset That Special Moment Photography Also come check out Swagbucks with me!
happysmileylady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
Vivhop98's Avatar
Vivhop98
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 4,394
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

Swelling at the injection site is a common reaction. Have you tried Benadryl?. It might help the itching. Poor guy!
__________________
Vivian, wife to Ben,poet, Homeschooling mama to B-9,M-5, S-3 :
"Past the mission and I smell the roses"
Vivhop98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #9
mamaerica's Avatar
mamaerica
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 4,812
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

Quote:
Originally Posted by happysmileylady View Post
Check the VIS they gave you for that shot. If you can't find it or they didn't give it to you (I belive they legally have to) then you should be able to find it on the CDC's website.

I am pretty sure that some redness, itching and swelling can be normal, but I am not sure what point it becomes a problem.
I just looked at the CDC website and saw that swelling and redness is common - but yeah, I'm just not sure at what point it becomes not normal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vivhop98 View Post
Swelling at the injection site is a common reaction. Have you tried Benadryl?. It might help the itching. Poor guy!
Benadryl! Good idea -I'm going to go give him a dose now! Thanks
__________________
Erica
Happily married Mama to 4 kids (14, 11, 6, 4)
And proud SurroMama to 2 beautiful boys

mamaerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #10
MsGiggles's Avatar
MsGiggles
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON, formerly Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,323
My Mood:
Re: Is this a normal vaccination reaction? ((PIC))

It could be a simple infection from the needle puncture (nothing related to the actual vaccine). Might want to get it checked out in that sense - simple antibiotics could help if dr or nurse think it's required.
__________________
A (usually) happy wife mama to my BOGO girls, DD1 July 2010 and DD2 Dec 2011.
MsGiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.