Q:

What r the home remedies to reduce vaccine induced pain and swelling???
Today my daughter got 10 weeks vaccines shceduled  and now crying with pain and sweeling of right thigh where DTP(whole cell pertussis) vaccine given.



Sangeetha Karuna

Dr Soumitra Halder, DTP(pentavac) vaccination will cause discomfort for kids. To my knowledge there are no remedies. Hold her thigh closely so that she will not shake it. Whenever she shake the thigh it will cause a pain. Just comfort her by holding it. She will be alright soon. If you see any redness/swellung can give a ice pack(grind the ice cubes in mixie) put it in a clean cloth and keep it. This will minimize her pain little. But you see, no pain no gain. She will be back with a bang soon.

Jyoti Tengale

Yeah, I agree with what Sangeetha Karuna said, no pain no gain,  for every parent  it's very painful to see baby in pain. give a paracetamol it'll ease the pain and give cold compression on where baby got a shot . hope this helps.

Soumitra Halder

Jyoti Tengale Sangeetha Karuna thanks.

Dr. Payal M

give paracetamol drops. it will really help reduce the discomfort. hold baby close fr as long as possible.

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