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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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