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Baby temperature after vaccination?

Baby temperature after vaccination?

Can be elevated: Vaccination like the illness it's designed to prevent (or reduce in severity) may cause fever as a normal physiologic response. In the animal kingdom, fever helps fight infection. Consider experiments where cold blooded animals given a bacteremia survive better when exposed to heat as opposed to their normal cold, damp environment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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6 month baby got vaccinate. Baby having fever after vaccination from last 4 days. What to do for fever?

6 month baby got vaccinate. Baby having fever after vaccination from last 4 days. What to do for fever?

Call doctor.: Are there any other symptoms and how high is the fever. Need more info to give you a better answer so call the baby"s doctor and get advice, . ...Read more

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How to treat baby leg swollen after vaccination?

How to treat baby leg swollen after vaccination?

Vaccine: Please give advil (ibuprofen) and put cool compress but if the swelling is very large return to pediatric office because it is not normal for huge swelling after vaccine. ...Read more

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Why is my baby coughing after getting his vaccinations?

Why is my baby coughing after getting his vaccinations?

Crying?: Probably from crying/being upset if it's right after. If it's hours to days after it is likely unrelated to the vaccine and maybe they picked up a cold while visiting the doctor? ...Read more

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How safe are vaccinations for babies?

How safe are vaccinations for babies?

Very safe: vaccinations that are recommended for babies are safe and protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases. Talk with your pediatrician about what vaccines are given during your child's first years of life. you can also read about vaccines through the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more

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I got all of my vaccinations when I was an infant. I'm 20 now. Do I need to renew any of them?

I got all of my vaccinations when I was an infant. I'm 20 now. Do I need to renew any of them?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate.html ...Read more

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When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

2 months: They should begin the rotavirus series at 2 months of age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rotavirus/vac-faqs.Htm for more information. ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: at two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Why do So?: Better late than never. Delaying vaccines have been demonstrated to increase the risk of obtaining the disease while " waiting" in addition, studies have shown that when delayed, the vaccins are often never given at all. Unless there is a specific medical reason to wait, it only has a downside with no upside whatsoever. ...Read more

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Is there mercury in vaccinations? What causes babies to vomit and get sick after vaccinations?

Is there mercury in vaccinations?  What causes babies to vomit and get sick after vaccinations?

Yes/stress: The only common vaccine with any remaining ethyl mercury is the multidose flu vaccine. There is no medical issues that have been traced to ethyl mercury, that issue involves methyl mercury as is commonly found in some fish. Kids can have a stress response to any vaccine.The most common offender is the pneumococcal vaccine.The rest have improved significantly since the 1990's. ...Read more

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Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Rotavirus vaccine: According the Center for Disease Control Vaccine Information Statement. minor problems after rotavirus vaccine include irritability, or mild, temporary diarrhea or vomiting. Serious problem after vaccine that occurs 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 is intussuception which presents as signs of stomach pain along with severe crying. More about rotavirus vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis ...Read more

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I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?

Yes: As we all emphasize, the only truly eradicated vaccine preventable disease appears to be smallpox. Although some are rare, there are pockets of disease thruout the world. All it takes is one infected traveler interacting with a susceptible population to trigger a serious outbreak. ...Read more

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Infant is 12 weeks old.. Affected by cold n cough.. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination. .. Baby is active.. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Infant is 12 weeks old.. Affected by cold n cough.. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination. .. Baby is active.. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Doctor to decide: The doctor will evaluate the child and determine if the child should or should not have the immunizations that day. If you have concerns discuss them with the doctor. ...Read more

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Are babies more likely to contract whooping cough if they have the vaccination?

Are babies more likely to contract whooping cough if they have the vaccination?

No: Actually babies under 6 mo of age that have not been vaccinated represent the age group most likely to die from the disease. The vaccine was synthesized in the lab and contains no living material. It does stimulate the body to make protective antibodies that can prevent baby from getting whooping cough. ...Read more

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Is a fever of 101 concerning in a 2 month old infant in the 24 hours following vaccination?

Is a fever of 101 concerning in a 2 month old infant in the 24 hours following vaccination?

Fever: fever more than 24 hours after vaccination should have a different reason Make sure no other issues like breathing problem, vomiting, etc ...Read more

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Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Depends: If you want them to live the vulnerable lives kids had in the 1700's & opt out,you should walk through an old grave yard & look at all the small headstones.Progress in vaccinations is one of the greatest advances in health during the 20th century.As long as there is international air travel,your kids can be exposed to imported cases of disease from around the world.It is foolish to think otherwise ...Read more

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What immunizations are required for babies?

What immunizations are required for babies?

Several vaccines: Vaccines for babies in the U.S. Include: hepatitis b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal, hemophilus influ.B, rotavirus, polio, and influenza. Chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis a are given after infancy. Several vaccines are combination vaccines. ...Read more

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Can babies go off feeds after immunizations?

Can babies go off feeds after immunizations?

Occasionally: Rarely they may be out sorts for a day or so, but not serriously. Tylenol (acetaminophen) in this case may help. ...Read more