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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?

How high is fever?: If the baby's temp is persistently greater than 102 despite Acetaminophen or if she appears listless, she should be evaluated in the office or in the e.D./urgent care ctr. If there is any evidence of seizure activity she should be taken emergently to the hospital. If there is an area of localized redness where the vaccine was administered, she should also be seen in the next 24- 48 hours. ...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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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