Hello mommies, my baby's pentavalent vaccination date is on friday. Plz tell me the names of effective ointments which can be applied on injection site for pain relief. I used to apply ice packs during his earlier vaccines but everytime the redness and swelling lasted for 4-5 days.


Hi Som, if baby feels pain or there is slight swelling then just gently apply a cold pack/ cloth on the area. As you mentioned. We generally do not apply any other cream. When you go for the vaccine do ask your Dr as well

Richa Chowdhary

I never applied any ointment.. you can ask your doctor for this.. if pain is much just use ice pack

Nandini Srao

You can apply Vicks on the sides of vaccination area I have used this trick and it worked like wonders no swelling no discomfort also before vaccination I have given my son crocin 9 drops half hour before vaccination nd he is now 8 months nd I have done this in every vaccination.hope this will help u

Som Chowdhury

Thanks Nandini Srao . I'll try this trick nextime.


Ask doctor for painless injections. It will not cause any redness or swelling. It's very effective although it's high in cost.

Som Chowdhury

I hv asked my doctor (AIIMS)about gentle pentavalent. He said it's not as effective as regular pentavalent. He only recommended; normal vaccines.

Tanushree Kamble Pandit

Hii som..plz consult ur doc. Before applying vicks or anythng to that area..and what my doc. Suggested me that if baby is not showing any discomfort or showing little changes in behaviour is just fine..its ok if they learn to handle minor things..we as a parents should not panic for little things.. Apply ice 3 times in a day..it worked so good for my baby.


Som Chowdhury please dont apply vicks without consulting your doctor...ice packs are always helpful

preety modi

No ointments can actually help..
Instead u should apply some ice on the spot...
This vl relieve baby upto some extent..
I ve done it...
It vl take lil tym..

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