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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Discuss wth your doc: The use of Tamiflu in infants under a year is fraught with many side effects that include vomiting & occasionally neurologic problems. I rarely, i ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Totally possible: Infants have some minimal protection from their mother's antibodies when they are first born but, they are susceptible to viral infection just like th ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: There would not be any significant risk.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not always: It depends how old the infant is, how severe the billness is, whether the infant also has pneumonia, if treament was started immediately, and if any ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Minor: Fever, soreness at the injection site, and fussiness are the common side effects. The achiness and malaise reported by adults does not seem to occur. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Flu vs. Cold: Both caused by viruses and symptoms can be almost indistinguishable. Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches and pains are commo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Fever: Fever occurs 6 to 24 hours after immunization in children younger than 2 years of age.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Age and health?: Right now, with flu prevalent, i would not recommend a newborn be around those without a fle vaccine. It is best for those who are routinely around t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Flu vaccine injection is essentially same "killed virus" but dose varies according to age. Adults get single shot; children may get series. Also is an ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Interesting: From your description I would suspect the kid has a chronic condition- asthma as a background to other incidental illnesses. I would consult with a pe ... Read More

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