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Baby Fever After Vaccination
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
?necessary for what?: Fever, if it occurs is a normal stress response & allows babies system to adjust to the increased metabolic demands of the vaccine. Increased blood flow caused by a mild fever lets baby move into high gear & accept & adjust to the stress.If baby maintains a normal feeding pattern they are fine to be left alone. If you must, use Acetaminophen but only if baby is awake. ...Read more
Not usually: Fever is the body's response to an illness, leading to activation of the immune system. Vaccinations are designed to teach the immune system how to fight off specific infections. This activation of the immune system can lead to a mild elevation of the temperature and is a normal reaction. Please let your doctor know if the fever is excessive, the child acts unusual, or you have other concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby has just had his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol after to prevent fever or only if he gets one?
I have given my baby his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol to prevent fever or only if he has one?
Gtube fed baby has fever from vaccinations & is formula fed 7xday with gap from 1am-6am. Shall he get h2o during this gap for hydration & how many ml?
Probably not: Since the baby is being fed formula 7 times daily, which is ~60-70% water, he should be OK with need for extra water, unless fever persists and is high. The dose of anti-fever medicine like acetaminophen depends upn age and weight, with an average of 10mg/kg/dose given every 4-6 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My twin babies got vaccinated with MMR first dose, after 1 week they got fever, cough n cold..What should I do?
Not related to shot: With it being a week later, the symptoms are likely not related to the shot. Treat this like you would any other illness. It could be just a cold and give tylenol for fever greater than 101. If the fever continues have your pediatrician take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below : What determines if this is worrisome, depends on the age of the child, how high the fever is, how long the fever has been going on and other associated symptoms in the child like breathing situation, hydration and the child's alertness. Without more info, specific (or even general) recs can not be made here. If concerned, call your doc. ...Read more
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