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Do Babies Cry When They Get Their Immunization Shots
My baby is of 11 days and he was given BCG vaccine today now after almost 5 hours he is crying a lot.
Is it the vaccination pain or something plz hlp?
Possible vaccine: Many times with initial vaccines infants will have fussiness, crying and possible fever. Usually with subsequent vaccines these symptoms improve. Try consoling your infant, cool compress on the area where he had the vaccine and possible acetaminophen if symptoms do not resolve. If crying still persist then follow up with your baby's health care provider. ...Read more
Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more
Yes: It's all normal .Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely.: If you have ever attended an exciting football game and cheered vociferously for your team, the next morning (if not later that night!) you were probably hoarse and your throat was probably sore. Babies crying use the same basic equipment as your cheering. Obviously it requires rather forceful, red-faced crying (not just a whimper), usually with a waterfall of tears! resting the voice improves it. ...Read more
2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more
Can i get any opinions on immunizations for kids? I've heard good and bad things but not sure what to believe andi have heard of babies dying from them.
DEATH from DISEASE: Death happens from the diseases, not from the vaccines. I have been involved in my career from kids dying or being severely disabled from the diseases, but never once in 27 years have had a death or even a serious injury from a vaccine. Disease kills, cures and prevention form disease does not. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ignorant of the science and the truth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the parent, and your child needs to learn at an early age that he cannot manipulate you. Trust me, you will be much happier in the long run, and your child will be better able to adapt to different situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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