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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

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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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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Please tell me what should I do when my child has fever vaccination during?My child is 2 months

Please tell me what should I do when my child has fever vaccination during?My child is 2 months

Fever &vaccinations: Some vaccinations can cause fever but some studies indicate that use of Acetaminophen in early months of life can lead to asthma in young children. So only use the Acetaminophen if baby is fussy with fever and temp. Is higher than 100 degrees. I have stopped using Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen prophylactically for a number of years. ...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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6 month baby got vaccinate. Baby having fever after vaccination from last 4 days. What to do for fever?

6 month baby got vaccinate. Baby having fever after vaccination from last 4 days. What to do for fever?

Call doctor.: Are there any other symptoms and how high is the fever. Need more info to give you a better answer so call the baby"s doctor and get advice, . ...Read more

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Does fever necessarily come after pentavac vaccination? My child has not fever though three hours after vaccination has passed. Please answer me.

Does fever necessarily come after pentavac vaccination? My child has not fever though three hours after vaccination has passed. Please answer me.

Not necessarily: I have many that never have fevers with their vaccinations. Consider it a benefit of years of research to purify and improve them. This was not true in the early 80's. ...Read more

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My child has a fever 10 days after her MMR vaccination; how long will it last?

My child has a fever 10 days after her MMR vaccination; how long will it last?

MMR: ~ 5% of children will have transient fever and/or rash 7-10 days after MMR vaccine. Fever is rarely> 101f and lasts no more than 48 hours max-usually < 24 hours. Nether the fever or rash are contagious to other children or adults. ...Read more

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I have given my baby his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol to prevent fever or only if he has one?

I have given my baby his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol to prevent fever or only if he has one?

Baby shots: Giving your baby some Ibuprofen after his vaccinations will help make the experience more comfortable for everyone. It will prevent fever, minimize muscler soreness. ...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?

Checking temperature: There is no need to check your child's temperature throughout the night. However, If it makes you feel more comfortable, for the first day you are welcome to check when your child wakes up to feed. If there is a fever, you may give infant Tylenol as directed on the box. You should also reach out to your pediatrician and let them know if your infant did develop a fever. ...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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Hallo. My baby had her 6 Month vaccination for measles. it has been two days. Her fever is within limits but fontanel is swolen out of the usual.

Hallo. My baby had her 6 Month vaccination for measles. it has been two days. Her fever is within limits   but fontanel is swolen out of the usual.

ER: When a baby has a fever and swollen fontanel this could be a sign of a brain infection and should be evaluated at an emergency room. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003310.htm ...Read more

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My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

Fever and Babies: This is not measles. But, it is life threatening and an emergency. And child under 2 years of age with a fever should be seen urgently by their physician. ...Read more

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My baby boy is 6+ month now (is that influenza vaccination good for him at this age so that i can protect him from flu and complication....Is it safe)?

My baby boy is 6+ month now (is that influenza vaccination good for him at this age so that i can protect him from flu and complication....Is it safe)?

It's good!: The flu can make some people much sicker than others. It can lead to pneumonia, ; make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea ; seizures in infants/children. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, ; many more are hospitalized. The flu vaccine is the best protection we have-esp against its complications. It helps prevent spread to/from others. It's safe. ...Read more

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Can there be mercury in a 9 month old baby's flu shot vaccination?

Can there be mercury in a 9 month old baby's flu shot vaccination?

Yes: See dr pizzo's response. But keep in mind that the type of mercury ( and there are safe and not safe types) in the shot has been demonstrated in many, many research studies to not have or cause any serious side effects in babies whereas the influenza infection can be deadly, causing unfortunately several thousands deaths in children per year. Do not be afraid. Get the shot! ...Read more

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Would you as a Dr with more in depth knowledge personally give your seemingly healthy child the nasal spray flu vaccination?

Would you as a Dr with more in depth knowledge personally give your seemingly healthy child the nasal spray flu vaccination?

To prevent flu: I personally prefer the injected vaccine, which uses dead virus. There are some limitations when using a weakened live virus nasal vaccine, so I never bothered stocking them. The flu is nothing to ignore.I almost lost a 3yo otherwise healthy kid to it one year. ...Read more

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My 4 month has 100.4 fever after vaccination, fever was not there before 12 hours, is it ok?

My 4 month has 100.4 fever after vaccination, fever was not there before 12 hours, is it ok?

Yes. If your baby is: Uncomfortable, give tylenol (acetaminophen) in the dose your pediatrician recommends. Maternal metabolic disorders ( obesity, hypertension, diabetes) are associated with ? risk of autistic spectrum disorder & other neurodevelopmental disorders, fever from vaccines is not. The aap recommends developmental surveillance with standardized screens (on firstsigns.Org & the aap's healthy child app) for all children. ...Read more

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This is now the 4th day my daughter has on going fevers should I be alarmed or is that normal with vaccinations? Right now it's 101.6

Any other symptoms?: Four days is not usual to run fever after immunizations. It is possible she has picked up a minor virus - you don't mention how old she is, but if an infant many childhood illnesses accompanied by fever and just have to run their course. However, if other symptoms like ongoing cough, sore throat, significant pain, poor feeding, etc, should have her checked out to make sure nothing needs treatment. ...Read more

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Why vaccination were not used during rhinitis and fever ?

Why vaccination were not used during rhinitis  and fever ?

Some vaccines...: ...Are not given during fever because the body's immune system is busy fighting the illness, so the immune response won't be as good (influenza, for instance). Vaccines *are* given during rhinitis. There is not reason not to vaccinate when the child has a simple runny nose. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing fever of 103 following one year vaccinations. What can I do to make her more comfortable? What is considered an emergency?

My Daughter is experiencing fever of 103 following one year vaccinations. What can I do to make her more comfortable? What is considered an emergency?

Tylenol should help: If your child has a high fever following vaccinations - it is essential to let the doctor who gave the vaccines know about it. In the mean time, you can try to help her symptoms with some Tylenol. Also, a cool damp face cloth can help if she is very uncomfortable. Fevers higher than 104 start to get concerning, because convulsions may occur at 105-106...so that to me means 'something must be done' ...Read more

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Where all do you need yellow fever vaccination?

Where all do you need yellow fever vaccination?

Check CDC website : If you have concerns about the vaccinations required before travel to anywhere on the globe, check the traveler's health section at www.Cdc.Gov/travel. You will see areas to get information on destinations or specific diseases. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccination for dengue fever?

I need to know if there is a vaccination for dengue fever?

Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See

http://www.Cdc.Gov/dengue/prevention/index.Html

for more information. ...Read more

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Younger sister just had HPV vaccination and now has a fever is this typical?

Younger sister just had HPV vaccination and now has a fever is this typical?

Yes: The most common side effects of the vaccine are fever, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness, and mild or moderate pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site. Drinking alcohol may intensify these effects. If fever persists beyond 48 hrs call your doctor. ...Read more

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Yellow fever vaccination needed for india?

Yellow fever vaccination needed for india?

No: You do not need yellow fever vaccine for india. ...Read more

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Where is the yellow fever vaccination injected into?

Where is the yellow fever vaccination injected into?

Yellow fever vaccine: Vaccine is administered into arm ( deltoid area ). ...Read more

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Why do you get a fever after the vaccination of the german measles?

Why do you get a fever  after the vaccination of the german measles?

Sub clinical infecti: Immunization with a live attenuated virus vaccine can cause sub clinical infection. Can also have a local reaction with mild fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more