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Is this normal after a shot? -PIC- IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
9th Feb '13

Yesterday my DD got her 1 year old shots, well the nurse put 2 in 1 thigh pretty close together (probably 1mm apart) well today when DD & I woke up, and I went to change her diaper I noticed it got all red around the injection site. It has a pretty good lump with it too. It doesn't seem as if it is bothering her at all but it has me pretty worried, especially since the redness has dispersed a bit throughout the day. My mom who is a pediatric nurse told me it happens when she first saw it but when I showed it to her again she got a little worried. So I called the Pedi's nurse line & I am waiting for someone to call me back, but I am just wondering if this has ever happened after a shot or not with your LO's?

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
9th Feb '13

At my DD's 6 month shots they did shots in her thighs and they ended up looking like that. When I asked at her following appointment at her 9 month check up the nurse told me the previous nurse probably put the needle too far down. I am not exactly sure if that is a true statement she gave me but DD's leg didn't have the huge lump or redness when the nurse at the 9 month appointment administered her shots.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" At my DD's 6 month shots they did shots in her thighs and they ended up looking like that. When I asked ... [snip!] ... she gave me but DD's leg didn't have the huge lump or redness when the nurse at the 9 month appointment administered her shots."


Ahh that could be the reason. Did she say it was anything to be worried about?

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Ahh that could be the reason. Did she say it was anything to be worried about?"

She said as long as it goes away and she continues to do her normal activites DD would be fine. She also put a highlighted note in her chart about it so they would be more careful.