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#1 of 2 Old 01-23-2014, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
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My 15mo just had her 2nd dose of dtap. About 24 hours later the injection site had a red, raised welt about 1.5" in diameter. Another 24 hours later and it's smoothed down to more of a bruise, 2" in diameter. She had no reactions at all with the 1st dose. I know this is a pretty common reaction, would you continue vaccinating or should I stop so that she doesn't have any worse reactions with future doses?
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That's obviously a personal call. From what I understand, the localised bump or swelling is often a reaction to the adjuvant and many people don't consider it a reason to stop. I haven't been down that road yet (doing our first vaccine with an adjuvant this November) so I couldn't say what I'd do. I suppose it would depend on how long the swelling lasted (days vs. weeks) and if there were any other worrying accompanying reactions (fever, neurological, whatever). Good luck with your decision. 

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  A personal choice--your son's!
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