Lump In The Neck Near The Chin After DPT Injection?
Hello doctor, good night. I am Reza, 15 years old, on Wednesday at my school I was given a DPT immunization injection. This afternoon I realized that there was a lump under the chin, neck on the left side. After I felt and I pressed, the lump was painful but not too prominent if seen. When touched the lump felt. Do you think this is one of the lymph node reactions after immunization? Does the lump cause symptoms of lymph? Are these bumps dangerous? Please explain doctor:) Thank you, Good eveningWassalamualaikum wr wb.
Hello M. Reza, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
DPT vaccine (Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus) is a vaccine given to induce the body's immune system to be protected from infections of these three diseases. The vaccination can cause several side effects, including:
pain, redness and swelling in the area of mild fever mild headache fatigue indigestion such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea swelling muscle pain and lymph node pain The appearance of a lump in your neck is most likely indeed a side effect of your new vaccination accept. This condition is not dangerous and the lump will disappear by itself in a few days. If the lump is painful, you can help by compressing the lump with a warm compress and taking drugs such as paracetamol if the pain is very annoying.
If after 1 week after the lump does not disappear, it helps you see a doctor to determine whether the lump is caused by side effects from vaccination or caused by something else (for example because there is an infection in the throat, ear, or teeth, the lump is not from lymph nodes, etc.).
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