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Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Local reactions...: Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with dtap can last 7 days. This is ok. If redness starts to spread, is large (>1 in), or begins >48 hours after shot, call doc. For more info see: http://www.Seattlechildrens.Org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/immunization-reactions/. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

Too young for crying: A 2-month-old baby is still too young to be left crying. Parents should still do all the things they need to do to console the young baby. They should be sure the baby is not too hungry, not too full, not too cold, not too hot, not sick, not wrapped too tightly, and not too lonely. After the baby turns 3 months, parents can start stricter "bedtime" routines, as by then, most babies can be trained. ...Read more

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Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Breath holding spell: You are describing classical breath holding spell. Although scary, they are seldom serious. All you have to do is to break the crying spell - consoling, and trying not to get in to a situation. ...Read more

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22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

Common enough: Penile erection in any male-esp prolonged erection, called priapism-can be very uncomfortable and painful. Common but not as painful in small children.Try to get child to relax by being closely held for comfort and trying to get child's attention on a toy or something else.Also try not to stimulate penis while cleaning him and while changing clothes. Sometimes use of warm water locally may help. ...Read more

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My nineteen month old has about twenty small red spots on her legs. She is up to date on all her vaccines. What could this be?

My nineteen month old has about twenty small red spots on her legs. She is up to date on all her vaccines. What could this be?

Red spots? : There are so many things that can cause red spots that w/o more info we will never know. Rashes are tricky, especially if they morph with time. Some are classic like varicella or measles. Others that may be are roseola, german measles but there are too many to list here. Look for other symptoms and see. Your pediatrician for a better idea of what the "spots"are. ...Read more

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I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! anything else i can do? He's crying inconsolably

I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! anything else i can do? He's crying inconsolably

See below: If the child is inconsolable, get him seen. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have had the opposite effect than sedation. About 10% of kids will get wired with benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, due to the rash, i would get the child checked now. ...Read more

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Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Reaction: Could be reaction to vaccine. I would take a picture and not get the next one. If the baby is not engaged in high risk behavior like IV drugs and sex then there is no real reason to get the hepatitis vaccine. ...Read more

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2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

Heat: It may take a few days to resolve.I have heat does work, but maybe slowly.If not improving or worsening in size, may be infected.Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby got her 18m shots on her legs 2 days ago and injection site still very red around it and hot is that normal what can I do to help get better?

My baby got her 18m shots on her legs 2 days ago and injection site still very red  around it and hot is that normal what can I do to help get better?

Cold packs and: Ibuprofen if it hurts. Otherwise this a sign the body is building immunity. If there is pus or high fevers i would speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more