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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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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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Is there a way to prevent my baby from having fever after her vaccination?

Is there a way to prevent my baby from having fever after her vaccination?

?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

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Can there be any way to help prevent my baby from having fever after her vaccination?

Can there be any way to help prevent my baby from having fever after her vaccination?

FEVER AFTER SHOT: If there is a hx of your baby having a lot of fever after shots, do not hesitate to give tylenol (acetaminophen) at once before he develops fever. ...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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My twin babies got vaccinated with MMR first dose, after 1 week they got fever, cough n cold..What should I do?

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 (acetaminophen) for fever greater than 101. If the fever continues have your pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old and he had today his first vaccination(infanrix hexa).How often should i check him during night for fever?Every 2-3hours?

My baby is 2 months old and he had today his first vaccination(infanrix hexa).How often should i check him during night for fever?Every 2-3hours?

Vaccination: That sounds good, however I would make it practical. It is probably sufficient to check the baby every time you feed the baby. Remember you are mother who has to care of your precious baby and you want to make sure that you get some rest too! in order to care for your baby ...Read more

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If my baby ran a fever after her first dtap vaccination, should I skip the next one?

If my baby ran a fever after her first dtap vaccination, should I skip the next one?

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 more

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My baby has just had his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol after to prevent fever or only if he gets one?

My baby has just had his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol after to prevent fever or only if he gets one?

See below: Although preventive measures are often desirable, giving an infant without fever or pain a medication is not a good idea. The fewer meds an infant receives the better. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more