What Is This Hard Lump on Baby's Leg??

Updated on April 01, 2011
S.S. asks from Los Angeles, CA
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My son has a hard lump (about the size of a quarter) on his thigh. It's red and raised. The last time he had a lump it was from a shot but the last shot he had was the chicken pox vaccine 1-1/2 weeks ago so don't think it's related (it just showed up). Any idea what this is??

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D.W.

answers from Indianapolis on

SH has the best advice - call the doctor IMMEDIATELY.

Anything that's hard, red, raised (especially if hot to the touch) is concerning and could be a variety of things from a mosquito bite to MRSA (staph infection that can be quite serious).

Without any of us having the proper medical training and a visual of the bump, it's only speculation at best.

Good luck!

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S.H.

answers from Honolulu on

take him to the Doctor.
Without seeing it... there is no way to tell.

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D.R.

answers from New York on

go to the doctor please

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B.

answers from Augusta on

mosquito allergy? I know some people react to insect bites by getting a big welt where the bite is . I do that with ant bites. My daughter does that with mosquito bites.

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J.L.

answers from San Diego on

Hi S S it could be a bug bite that he kept scratching. J.

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Hi S S it could be a bug bite that he kept scratching. J.

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M.R.

answers from Las Vegas on

My daughter has the same thing. I'm wondering what the doctor told you it was. She had her chicken pox shot about a 1 1/2 weeks ago and then it just showed up 2 days ago. It seems like an awfully long time between for a reaction. Please share. Thanks!

A.S.

answers from Dallas on

draw a circle around the redness with an ink pen. this will help you gauge if it is growing, if it starts to go outside the ink lines,. importatnt o know if it is a spider bite, in that case it needs an antibiotic

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