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Is this normal ( picture included)

(21 Posts)
user1496957979 Thu 08-Jun-17 22:55:44

My DD received the 4-in-1 pre school booster yesterday and this is how her arm looks.

redcaryellowcar Thu 08-Jun-17 22:58:36

I'm not sure, but it looks sore, you could call 111?

DipsyLaLa22 Thu 08-Jun-17 22:59:35

Yes, some kids react like this. Give some antihistamine and simple moisturiser to cool the skin.

DipsyLaLa22 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:00:07

(I'm a GP if that helps)

imip Thu 08-Jun-17 23:00:08

Is it also hot and swollen?

This happened to my dd many years ago, but I googled it just before I packed us all into the car to go to a&e and it was all normal. I drew a line in marker around the heat/swelling, it gradually reduced but it was well over a week before it went back to normal!

mumistheword14 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:01:33

Is it normal for the redness and the swollen to be that big?.

imip Thu 08-Jun-17 23:04:00

Dds would have been 1/2 to 2/3 of her arm from elbow to shoulder. It was so hot you could melt an ice cube.

Seriously scared me though, I couldn't believe it was considered normal!

mumistheword14 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:10:32

Thank you everyone. She won't let me touch the area so I can't even apply cold compress on it. She's has a fever and labored breathing.

llhj Thu 08-Jun-17 23:14:30

Laboured breathing means you must seek immediate help.

mumistheword14 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:21:05

I know most of you said it's normal but her arm is rock hard and she just fell asleep and she's moving and moaning.

mumistheword14 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:23:13

Ilhj I was once told by a doctor that laboured breathing is normal if the child has a fever?

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Thu 08-Jun-17 23:24:08

Oh bless her - looks sore. With additional symptoms I would be seeking medical advice.

Flowerfae Thu 08-Jun-17 23:30:08

Take her to an out of hours GP from what your saying it doesn't seem right at all

DipsyLaLa22 Thu 08-Jun-17 23:34:38

Laboured breathing can be normal with a fever but call 111 if you are worried.

imip Thu 08-Jun-17 23:46:34

Yes, dds was rock hard also. But yes, if you're worried ring nhs direct. It's useful to draw a marker around the swelling/heat to see if it's getting bigger or smaller.

ohtheholidays Thu 08-Jun-17 23:51:22

Ring 111 but honestly with her being so little and anything to do with they're breathing not being normal I'd take them to get seen by someone straight away.

Fingers crossed that your little girl is okay.

mumistheword14 Fri 09-Jun-17 00:03:41

Ohtheholiday thank you.
I'm only worried because I can't remember her reacting like this to the other vaccines and she had them all.

ohtheholidays Fri 09-Jun-17 10:44:07

mumistheword14 how is your DD this morning?

Hope she's okay.

mumistheword14 Fri 09-Jun-17 11:18:05

She's not as bad as last night the fever is gone but she's clingy and crying over everything. Arm still red and swollen.

Thank you for asking xx.

steppemum Fri 09-Jun-17 11:29:29

i react to all vaccination like this swolle hard red, hot lump
so the arm wouldn't bother me.

But the distress and laboured breating would.

I would give calpol, and if that helped keep her doses up for a couple of days until it settles.

If the calpol doesn't help, then call your GP

mumistheword14 Fri 09-Jun-17 11:36:30

The laboured breathing is at night which is when she gets the fever. I've been giving her nurofen 5mls.

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