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Does your baby ever develop a "knot" at the site they injected the vaccine?

My dd had her shots on Friday and has a huge lump in her leg. Is this normal or should I be concerned? I've never noticed this when she had her previous shots.

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Asked by nicolemstacy at 12:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes its normal as long as it doesnt fever or get infected

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • i massage the area, my cousin's my son's nurse and said that i should so itwouldn't knot. it's normal.

    Answer by angevil53 at 12:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Thank you ladies!

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 12:39 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • My daughter had that one time. It went away in a few days.

    Answer by mompam at 12:46 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • It's common, but I don't consider it to be normal. Does that make sense? I don't think it's dangerous, but I also don't think it's normal.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:11 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I think it's an adverse reaction, but basically, the vaccine ends up pooling in the muscle. It happens.

    Answer by asaffell at 1:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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