A 34-year-old female asked:
Had large local reaction to vaccine. swelling and redness has come down, but there is still a bit of a red area that feels slightly warm. normal?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Common: Inject a foreign material into the muscle & it should have a response. Transient swelling & redness is expected, the warmth is dilated capillaries that are part of the reaction. This all usually fades within 48-72 hrs.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2020
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