Wet a soft cloth or small towel with cool water.
Wring out any excess water so that the cloth is damp but not dripping.
Place the damp cloth on the injection site or hold it gently against your baby’s skin for a few minutes.
You can repeat this process several times throughout the day or until your baby’s symptoms improve.
It is important to use a cool compress rather than a cold one, as extreme cold can be uncomfortable and may even cause tissue damage. You can also use a cold gel pack or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel as a cold compress if you do not have a damp cloth available.
If you notice any severe or persistent symptoms after your baby’s vaccination, or if you have any concerns about their health or wellbeing, you should contact your healthcare provider for advice.
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