Is It Dangerous If The Arms Remain Swollen After 2 Weeks Of Measles Immunization?
I want to ask my child that his left arm is swollen after 2 weeks of measles immunization. Until now it is still swollen with redness. I have asked the midwife to just tell me to compress and give medicine. But still, it’s been 2 weeks to get better. Please answer. Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. After immunization, there really can be side effects. On the skin, there may be injection marks that persist into adulthood. For some children, reactions such as fever and allergies can also occur. But swelling is a reaction that is rarely found in children, let alone last up to two weeks. Thus, the condition that your child is experiencing might be due to other conditions, such as:
Bacterial infection of the skin Sting or insect bites Skin irritation Allergy Disorders of the kidney
However, this possibility cannot be confirmed without direct examination. Compress is a good recommendation, but after a long period of time without any progress, the best step is to see a doctor. Therefore, we recommend that you take your child to a pediatrician or to a dermatologist, or at least to a general practitioner to see firsthand about his condition. The doctor will try to dig up a medical history, and do a brief physical examination to kill the tendency of your child's condition. The treatment your child will receive will depend on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, keep compressing your child's arms with warm compresses, and do not need to be given medication without doctor's advice, do not touch and do not need to be sequenced. So, hopefully answering your question.