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Reaction To Rotavirus Vaccine Medication
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
Rotavirus vaccine: Rotavirus vaccine reaction- mild problems include temporary vomiting, diarrhea and irritability- serious problems occurring in 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 include intussuception- a blockage of the intestine. Rarely 1 in 1 million one can have an allergic reaction. More about rotavirus vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/rotavirus.html ...Read more
Your pediatrician: You should see your pediatrician first so he/she can determine that the symptoms your child has are indeed due to the rotavirus vaccine. Look at the cdc vaccine information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-rotavirus.Pdf reaction to this vaccine is very uncommon, so you may have to look for other causes of the problem (you did not specify what the symptoms are). ...Read more
See below: The rotavirus vaccine is given to protect against the development of gastroenteritis caused by the virus. It is a live, attenuated vaccine. There is a theoretical risk of someone who is immunocompromised coming down with gastroenteritis if they come in contact with the stool of a vaccine recipient. As such, they should avoid contact with stools for 14 days after the first dose of the vaccine. ...Read more
Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?
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
Should i be concerned if my 6 week old just got the rotavirus vaccine and my 19 month old sucked my 6 week olds dummy.?
You Are Wrong: Since the introduction of the vaccine, it is estimated that the number of children requiring ed visits has decreased 75% from 400, 000/year to 100, 000/year. And in the usa several dozen deaths from rotavirus per year has decreased.And you think this is harmless! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not repeat it: Unfortunately, as it is impossible to know just how much of the vaccine a baby has had, it is advisable not to repeat giving it orally to the baby so as to avoid giving too much of the vaccination. Though the vaccine may generate less immunity when only some of it is given, there may still be some benefit to the dosage that he or she has kept down. ...Read more
My baby have lactose intolerance after rotavirus vaccine. Passed already month, how long it should take recovery?
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance most commonly runs in families, and symptoms usually develop during the teen or adult years, although babies can also get this. It is due to deficiency in the enzyme lactase which degrades lactose, the sugar in milk. Most people with this type of lactose intolerance can eat some milk or dairy products without problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my baby's oral rotavirus vaccine got all over her face, can the virus be spread from there? Should I clean her face?
No spread: Many times infants will spit out the oral vaccine while the provider is attempting to give them their vaccine. No need to worry, the virus can not be spread in this manner. You can wash your infant's face with warm water mainly due to the added flavoring in the suspension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that giving rotavirus vaccine during the 5th month is quite late and have high risk of intussusception. Should i be worried?
Rota virus vaccine : The rota virus vaccines available currently are very safe with very low risk for intussesception. 5 mos is not late but it should be completed by age 6 mos. I hope that was her 2nd dose of the 2 dose series. I have not seen a single case of inussesception in relation to rota virus vaccine. Good luck. ...Read more
We do: Breast milk is the best nutrition for your newborn and infant. That is the sole reason women are able to produce milk. While breast milk does contain antibodies, reducing the risk of infection, it is not foolproof. Rotovirus can cause a serious illness, killing over 440, 000 children a year worldwide (5% of all childhood deaths). The vaccine helps to reduce the risk of acquiring the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post vaccine fever: Low grade fever after vaccinations is common in infants. Please make sure the vaccination site(s) are not indurated, (tender ,red and bumpy) and she is feeding well. Keep acetaminophen on board as needed. I would take her back to your pediatrician if fever persists more than a week to make sure there is no other reason for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 month old just got his 2nd rotavirus vaccine. First time diahrea for a week. This time he already has bad gas with gas pains. Is this common?
Not common: I am assuming you are asking if these are common side effects of immunization for rotavirus. For side effects, I'm thinking these are likely (common) side effects. Rotavirus affects the GI tract, so it is assumed any "priming of the immune system" by a vaccine may have a GI focus for side effects. From a population standpoint, it is uncommon (but not rare) to get side effects like this ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more
If we miss 1st dose of ipv Hib rotavirus vaccine along with 1st dose of opv hepb DPT can it be taken along with 2nd dose to my child who is of 75old?
Not advised: It is not a huge problem if you miss a dose of vaccines. Hepatitis- if your child has no high risk behaviors, it can wait. Ipv- polio is unlikely in the continental United States so if it is a few months late, no problem. Rotavirus cannot be given after 8 months so ask your pediatrician bout that. Hib can be caught up later. Often less reactions to all vaccines when given a little older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3m old breastfed does green potty once in 3 days. after rotavirus vaccine her poop is watery, green,seedy and frequently. what is it?
Normal: It is a normal and healthy response by the gut to the vaccine. Not to worry! ...Read more
See pediatrician: First you should see your pediatrician so he/she can determine that it is a reaction to the vaccine. Then depending on what the problem is, he/she will recommend the treatment. See the cdc information on the vaccine: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-rotavirus.Pdf. ...Read more
My son got 2month shots yesterday. He got Rotavirus among others. Is it a live vaccine? Does that mean I can catch rotavirus from changing his diaper?
Yes and Not Likely: Rotavirus vaccine is live, but the risk of getting virus transmitted and active disease from your son's stool is minimal. In theory, since this is a live vaccine, it is possible, but not reported. As always, good hand washing is a must! Congrats on vaccinating your baby! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 or 3 doses: The rotavirus vaccine, depending on which one is given to your baby, should be given 2 or 3 times, not just once. Rotateq is a given at 2,4, and 6 months. Rotarix is given at 2 and 4 months only. If your baby is already 6 months old and has never had a rotavirus vaccine, it is not recommended to start the series at all. ...Read more
Can we mix two vaccine for vaccination to gain same affect ? (vaccinations are hepatitis b and rotavirus , 3 months old baby)
Immunizations: Vaccination starts at birth- hepa-b in nursery. Then 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months etc. Now it is easier bc there are combination vaccines, e.G pentacel- 5 different types in one shot (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, h. Influenza-b and polio); mmrv-4 together(measles, mumps, rubella and varicella at 1 year), rota vaccine is given by mouth. Combination vaccines has similar effect as given separate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have rotavirus oral and pcv13. They ran out of the dtap vaccine. They told me to come back for 4 months vaccine. Should i be concerned?
How long after vaccines is my 2 month old in the clear from serious side effects? i read 48 hours but im still nervous. receivee rotavirus, dtap, hib.
Worry if U wish: It is hard to parent & sort through all the misinformation generated by anti-vaccers. The nasty stuff if any will be evident quickly & 48 hours is a good outlier.Rotavirus vaccine virus will be excreted in the poop for weeks, but I don't consider it a side effect.After almost 4 decades in Pediatrics I consider the vaccines we now have and their safety as the most important advance for our kids. ...Read more
Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?
Overall picture best: While there is discussion in the vegan community about vaccines containing animal products, most people agree that there are some situations where there is no "vegan" alternative, and it is OK to do the "non-vegan" thing. This is one of them. The benefit of vaccines is proven. They are worth it. ...Read more
My son's stool analysis shows positive rotavirus and Entamoeba 0 - 1 / HPF. Diarrhea & fever. Does he require any medication or self healing??
Diarrhea: is best treated with a clear liquid diet. There is no specific medication for treatment of Rotavirus. Clear liquids only until diarrhea resolves and then add a BRAT diet: B = bananas R = rice A = applesauce T = toast (dry - no butter) or saltine crackers Jello and chicken soup are clear liquids that provide some protein. If signs of dehydration occur, seek medical attention. ...Read more
40 days old has severe rash on face. Breast fed, no medication. She has vaccination tomorrow. Hepatitis, rotavirus, PCI-1. Is it safe or shod I wait?
Vaccines safe: If baby is feeding well and thriving, vaccinations are recommended. Rash on face at this age is possibly new born acne, seborrheic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis from contact with soaps or perfumes on linens or your clothing. If crusted and oozing, I recommend having that evaluated. Otherwise, apply 1/2 to 1 % hydrocortisone cream sparingly 2-3 times a day for several days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old is your son?: Rotavirus can be a serious illness for young infants,because of dehydration.Was he not vaccinated?Has he seen his pediatrician? There is no actual treatment for the virus.So in general,if he is vomiting, you need to give him small sips of fluids(the type depends on his age)& watch his urine output.For the diarrhea,if he is on solids,continue them.Talk to his doctor for futher advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more
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