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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?

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

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

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


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Can babies get sore throats from crying?

Can babies get sore throats from crying?

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

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Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

See below: If you mean a true blood blister with a blood under the blister, then no! if the area looks like little broken blood vessels (called petechiae), this can occur with strong crying. If concerned, get the child seen. ...Read more

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At what age do babies/children get the meningococcal vaccine?

At what age do babies/children get the meningococcal vaccine?

At 11-12 and boost16: Children are recommended to have ist dose at 11to12 years and booster dose at 16 ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

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

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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.

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 more

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How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

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 more

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Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

To Save Lives: To prevent the rare case of neonatal hepatitis b, which may be deadly or cause permanent liver disease. And who says it is less safe to give an infant the vaccine. Safety is there for all ages. ...Read more

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If my infant had his tdap vaccine, can he still get pertussis?

If my infant had his tdap vaccine, can he still get pertussis?

You mean DTaP Vaccin: Infants are given Pediatric vaccines called dtap 5 doses up to the age of 6 to protect against Diptheria,Tetanus and Pertusses(Whooping Cough) Tdap is given to older children starting at 11 and adults for the same three diseases ...Read more

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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