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Doctor insights on: Do Babies Cry When They Get Their Immunization Shots

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Why do some babies/kids scream when they get shots?

Why do some babies/kids scream when they get shots?

Reading babies minds: If only i could read babies minds my job as pediatrician would be so much easier! obviously we are not absolutely certain as to why some babies cry more than other while receiving shots, however, by extrapolating from older children & adults, we know that some individuals seem to feel pain more intensely than others. Also, the exact site of the shot on the body can influence the degree of pain. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...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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When do babies get teeth?

When do babies get teeth?

Varies : Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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Why did so many boomer kids get their tonsils out?

Why did so many boomer kids get their tonsils out?

Tonsillectomy: There are specific reasons to take tonsils out recurrent tonsillits defined as greater than 5-7 episodes in a year, greater than 4 episodes/year over 2 yesrs, greater than 3 episodes/year over 3 years other reason being snoring with sleep apnea caused by enlarged tonsils. ...Read more

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Some people don't use vaccines on themselves or their children, So what do they use when they get sick?

Some people don't use vaccines on themselves or their children, So what do they use when they get sick?

Hard to say: Some just end up burying their kids when they die or dealing with the dreaded consequences of the diseases. If they want to turn the clock back to the 1800's for their kids health care, they can do so. I look at them as just another well meaning but misinformed group.I have little to do with them and will not allow them in my office. ...Read more

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When do people usually get vaccinated against measles? Is safe to vaccinate babies and young children?

When do people usually get vaccinated against measles? Is safe to vaccinate babies and young children?

Depends/very much so: In the US the schedule starts the MMR series at a year with a booster at 4-5 yrs. In a local epidemic or when traveling in a worrisome area it can be given 1st at 6 mo but the dose wouldn't count other than to provide temporary protection. A repeat at 1yr would be required & considered the start of the series. Vaccines in infants & children are one of the best health advances in the 20th century. ...Read more

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Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Can babies die after getting their vaccines?

Interesting question: The number of deaths among unimmunized infants from pertussis has climbed from zero in the 1990's, to more than 30 last year.The deaths from millions of doses of the vaccine in the same period= zero.The pattern is similar for other vaccines, with less fatalities from those diseases. The risk benefit ratio shows vaccines to be the better choice, however, you will never convince some of that fact. ...Read more

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What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...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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If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 10 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year.As long as we have local & international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more

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If someone gets sick when they get old, can they seize all of their assets if they need costly care?

AVVO.Com: This question is more legal in nature. I encourage you to ask the same question on avvo.Com. It will give an attorney the opportunity to provide input as a public service. Take care. ...Read more

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When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

5 1/2 years: The lower front teeth are the first teeth to loosen and wiggle. This can happen around age 5 1/2 though some children can start much later. It is more important on the sequence of which teeth exfoliate( fall out) that the timing or age. Every child has their own time table. ...Read more

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How come kids don't get their shots (vaccinations) in the butt?

How come kids don't get their shots (vaccinations) in the butt?

Injection site: It has been found that there is better absorption of injected vaccines or medications when given into tissues with good blood supply like muscle. The fat in the "butt" slows or even prevents absorption of the injected material. ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously). DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis) PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate Polio Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b Rotavirus +/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

What vaccines do babies get at their 4 month check-up?

4 month vaccines: vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when it was given previously). DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acelluar pertussis) PCV13 - pneumococcal conjugate Polio Hib - haemophilus influenzae type b Rotavirus +/- hepatitis B (depending on when prev doses were given) ...Read more

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Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Yes: Technically, they never stop developing; every time you learn something new, you develop new connections in the brain, be you a month old, or 90 years. The rapid maturation goes on well into the teen years. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do people say they always get the flu when they get a flu shot?

Why do people say they always get the flu when they get a flu shot?

Cold season: "flu shot season" as i like to think of it occurs (for good reason) well before flu season. It sadly coincides with the winter cold and cough season and often with the return to school. This is a time of year when almost everyone catches a cold, and often the cold they coincidentally get around the time of the shot is mistaken for getting the flu. It is impossible to get the flu from the shot. ...Read more

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Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more

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Do doctors get the flu shot for themselves and their children?

Do doctors get the flu shot for themselves and their children?

The flu shot is so: important. I get mine early in the flu season each year and insure that each family member is vaccinated. Flu symptoms can be horrible and sometimes influenza infections can cause death. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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