General Medical Questions

My Child has a Lump after receiving Shots

After getting a vaccine, your child may have a small painless lump or a sore, red, swollen spot at the place where the injection was given. This lump may last up to 2 months. Warm compresses applied 3 times a day may be helpful.

Your child may also: have a slight fever, have some decrease in activity, have some decrease in appetite, have some irritability, limp for a couple of days (if the vaccine was given in the leg).

Remember, these reactions are normal and should only last for a couple of days!

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There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.