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I 36+hrs since my 6mo had her reg schld. Vaccines & there is still an extremely hard knot, bruise, redness, warm/ painful to touch at injection site. ?

I 36+hrs since my 6mo had her reg schld. Vaccines & there is still an extremely hard knot, bruise, redness, warm/ painful to touch at injection site. ?

Vaccine side effects: Local reactions from vaccines can last for from 24 to about 72 hours. A hard "knot" can last days and even weeks but usually disappears in due time. I suspect your infant received the dtap vaccine as this is a common occurrence with it. No nee to worry. ...Read more

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Why does the injection site hurt after getting a shot of invega sustenna. My right shoulder is Painful if I use it. ?

Why does the injection site hurt after getting a shot of invega sustenna. My right shoulder is Painful if I use it. ?

Injection site react: Use an ice pack on your arm for 15-20 minutes and ibuprofen 800 or Tylenol to assist you in symptomatic relief. Stay calm and the reaction will subside as the drug is absorbed. Good luck to you and stay well. ...Read more

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I had an injection in my arm 3 days ago and I have a painful hard lump at the injection site. Tried squeezing got lots of blood made it bigger :(?

Need more info: It is important to know what was injected and the manner of injection. Please return to the physician who administered the injection medication as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I got a tetanus shot 3 days ago.....the injection site is red about 2 in in diameter, warm to the touch, and very itchy. It's also quite painful still?

I got a tetanus shot 3 days ago.....the injection site is red about 2 in in diameter, warm to the touch, and very itchy. It's also quite painful still?

Local reaction: You have a localized allergic reaction to the shot. Usually ice or moist heat to the area will reduce swelling and soreness. Also ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching, ibuprofen for pain. Notify your doctor of the reaction. Good luck! ...Read more

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4 yr old grandson received mmr. Within 24 hours the injection site has a circular rash, warm, painful. Has fever of 101. Go to er?

Home care ok.: After receiving vaccines, many children will experience low grade fever. Sometimes local skin irritation or cellulitis will develop. Use the appropriate dose of fever reducer for your grandson and apply a warm compress. If his symptoms persist, call you pediatrician. ...Read more

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I received my second meningococcal vaccine three days ago. The injection site has a lump/painful and I'm faint. Should I see my doctor? Thank you!

I received my second meningococcal vaccine three days ago. The injection site has a lump/painful and I'm faint. Should I see my doctor? Thank you!

Reaction to vaccine: Local reaction at the site of any vaccine injection are expected, redness, swelling, lump, you can apply ice pk on & off, and after 3 days you can use warm compresses & gently massage the lump, take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain, move slowly , drink plenty of fluids & call your doctor. Feel better & good luck. ...Read more

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After having a shot is it normal to have a knot under the injection site?

After having a  shot is it normal to have a knot under the injection site?

Yes: It is not unusual to have swelling like this under the injection site. There could be some local bleeding and than an inflammatory reaction to the foreign substances in the body. This should go away in a fairly short time. ...Read more

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Which injection site requires the most exposure (underpants lowered the farthest or removed), ventrogluteal, or dorsogluteal?

Which injection site requires the most exposure (underpants lowered the farthest or removed), ventrogluteal, or dorsogluteal?

Proper technique: I feel that the entire buttock should be exposed so that the injection can be properly administered in the upper outer quadrant of the gluteus muscle. With proper technique damage to underlying nerves is avoided. ...Read more

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How soon should swelling and pain at injection site go away?

Within 10 days: Otherwise see physician that gave you the injection. Msek prior answer for more comments about im injections. ...Read more