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    Default Very red arm after 4 yr vaccine

    Ds had his 4 year old immunisations on Tuesday morning and his arm seems to be very red today, it's worse than yesterday. My dd had a red spot after hers for memory but nothing like this. (It's also bruised because he flinched and pulled away during the needle, but it was all still injected). He is otherwise fine, no temps and acting his normal self, just sometimes complaining of a sore arm. Has anyone else's child had a reaction like this? ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1385610071.561752.jpgImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1385610086.644368.jpg

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    I'm an immuniser, it just looks like a localized bruise to me. I wouldn't be worried.

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    id put an ice pack on it and distraction always worked for my 2...looks very normal to me....

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    I tend to react like that when i get any immunisations. Is it sore or swelling? Mine is just usually red. I also bruise when somebody looks at me too.

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    It feels hard and a bit swollen. Will just keep an eye on it. I'm a little paranoid when it comes to ds due to his peanut allergy and watching for reactions

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    Did he have tetanus in the mix if vax?
    Sometimes you get what is called an induration from vaccines (quite often tetanus) and it can be a hot lump, uncomfortable but not agonizingly painful and it's very normal and very common. Can take a few weeks to go down (I've seen one last 4 weeks), it's nothing to worry about, literally just a pain in the arm.
    If your LO was going to have an allergic
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    Yes I think there was a tetanus one. Thanks for the reassurance

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    my dd reacted like that to the tetanus - red arm etc... a pharmacist told me to let the dr know before the next one and take the photo to show them... (maybe take a photo with a pen line around the redness so it is obvious on the photo)

    It is a bit more of a reaction that child who doesn't react at all! Worth being cautious. I will continue to vaccinate my children but am just being more cautious

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    My DS had the exact same thing, it was really hard, it went away in a few days, nothing to worry about


    DH 37 + me 33 = DS1 March 2010 & DS2 July 2013

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    It's just from repeated tetanus exposure. I see it a lot in adults, it really is harmless. Good news is your LO won't be due another tetanus containing vaccine until secondary school (12-13yrs) so you shouldn't have the same thing happen again.


 

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