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Doctor insights on: Severe Vaccine Reaction In Children

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What are the symptoms of a severe vaccine reaction?

What are the symptoms of a severe vaccine reaction?

Depends on vaccine: For each vaccine, the cdc has an information sheet. You can log on to: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default. Htm#rota and look for the vaccine you're interested in.
Then call your pediatrician about your specific problem. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Severe vaccine reaction?

What is the definition or description of: Severe vaccine reaction?

Anaphylaxis: Examples of sever reactions to vaccinations could include symptoms like difficulty breathing, blood in the urine or stool, seizures, etc. Pain and swelling at the site of injection alone would not be considered a vaccine reaction. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe vaccine reaction?

What is the treatment for severe vaccine reaction?

Symptomatic: The treatment depends on the symptoms of the reaction. Each vaccine has its own set of possible reactions. If you think you or your child has a reaction to a vaccine that was just given, you should go back to the doctor who gave it for evaluation and treatment. Often, there is something else that causes the symptoms, and it may not have anything to do with the vaccine. ...Read more

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How many children, if any, die due to a vaccine-caused reaction?

How many children, if any, die due to a vaccine-caused reaction?

Look at numbers: Reported deaths due to pertussis vaccine in past decade=0
risk of pertussis if unvaccinated= 27x that of vaccinated
deaths due to pertussis in us in unvaccinated infants 25-30.
The pure number you ask for is unknown if any exist at all. ...Read more

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How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

Hours not days: Any severe allergic reaction would happen within minutes to hours after an injection. More minor reactions like soreness or swelling at the site or a rash would happen within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for whooping cough? My son, age 20 has it. He had a severe reaction to the baby vaccine and never had the second shot.

What is the best treatment for whooping cough? My son, age 20 has it. He had a severe reaction to the baby vaccine and never had the second shot.

Azithromycin: Azithromycin is the indicated treatment for pertussis. Supportive measures such as hydration, rest and cough suppressants are also helpful but not mandatory. ...Read more

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My children 13 and 15 have received the first Hpv vaccine shot, many people have shown me instances of sickness and bad reactions is it safe?

My children 13 and 15 have received the first Hpv vaccine shot, many people have shown me instances of sickness and bad reactions is it safe?

For most: The FDA puts such vaccines through years of data collection and review before allowing this or any vaccine to be distributed. Like your penicillin shot, you should not get it if you are allergic to any component in the shot. Much of the anti-HPV vac pressure is pushed by those who hate the idea of a STD vaccine. With enough utilization we may see cervical cancer decline enough to be rare. ...Read more

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I am 74 yrs. In march 2013 I took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together. After 14 days I had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?

I am 74 yrs. In march 2013 I took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together. After 14 days I had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?

Vaccines: I would address this with the infectious disease doctor who provided the vaccines and additionally, it is uncommon to have "reactions" 14 days after the vaccinations. It is likely a completely different problem. ...Read more

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Will my baby have a bad reaction to a vaccine?

Will my baby have a bad reaction to a vaccine?

No: Some data suggests the 4in1 shot (mmr+v) has had rare but higher than expected number of high fevers with the 1st dose. That does not appear to be the case if the MMR & v are given separately at the same time. The fraud generated by british reserchers about the MMR has cost them their licenses when the fraud & money trail was exposed. Countless infants have suffered due to vaccine avoidance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to a vaccine?

Yes: Vaccines involve protein structures & may contain trace amounts of materials like gelatin used in their production. These are filtered out to a significant degree, but trace amounts can trigger an allergic response in someone sensitive to that material. We encourage any patient to remain in the office for 15-30 min after any vaccine to be prepared for any such event. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

See below:: Most common side effects include:
•injection site reactions (such as redness, pain, or swelling) -- in up to 32.5 percent of people
fever -- up to 14.7 percent
•a chickenpox-like rash -- up to 5.5 percent.
Most people tolerate the vaccine quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

See below:: Most reactions are mild and, on average, about half of the children are drowsy after the shot, have a temporary loss of appetite, or have redness or tenderness where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 have swelling where the shot was given, about 1 of 3 have a mild fever, about 1 in 20 had a higher fever (over 102of), and about 8 out of 10 become fussy or irritable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

See below:: Approximately 25% of children who receive the hib vaccine experience mild side effects such as pain, redness, or swelling at the site of the shot, while more serious reactions are infrequent.
Studies have shown that children who receive the hib vaccine in combination with or at the same time as the dtap vaccine are no more likely to experience side effects than children who receive only the dtap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to rotavirus vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to rotavirus vaccine?

See below:: Vaccinated infants are slightly (1%-3%) more likely to be irritable or to have mild, temporary diarrhea or vomiting after getting a dose of vaccine than infants who did not get the vaccine. Moderate or severe reactions "have not" been associated with the vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reaction to varicella vaccine is fever a week or two after the vaccination. A mild chickenpox rash can also occur. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days.
If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away.
If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a bad reaction to my vaccines when I was child?

What to do if I had a bad reaction to my vaccines when I was child?

Depends on situation: Almost all patients reacted vigorously to the whole cell pertussis vaccine used prior to the mid 90's. That vaccine was replaced by a acellular vaccine. If that was the vaccine, you can get this one without worrying about it. You can review which vaccine you reacted to and review your needs with your doc. Some may still need to be avoided, while many could be OK. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a reaction after a vaccine shot?

What should I do if I have a reaction after a vaccine shot?

Depends: There are many different reactions from vaccines, most which are nothing important. Minor reactions to vaccines is not a reason to not complete the series and receive it again. Only if your reaction was life threatening...Or extremely severe. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction to a vaccine last?

How long does an allergic reaction to a vaccine last?

Vaccine reactions: The duration of an allergic reaction to a vaccine depends on the type of allergic reaction and on the person having the reaction. Reactions like classic allergies, ie hives or "urticaria" may last a few days, whereas those that are more serum sickness-like, with joint pains, sometimes last longer, like weeks or months, and require treatment with steroids. Most reactions are short-lived. ...Read more

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My 1 month old is due for a vaccine. How long after being vaccinated do I need to look out for a bad reaction? An hour a day a week?

My 1 month old is due for a vaccine. How long after being vaccinated do I need to look out for a bad reaction? An hour a day a week?

Soon: Significant reactions will generally show up within the first hours and less often after 24 hours. Any event more than 48 hours is unlikely to be vaccine related. One exception is a delay of 7 days or so when the MMR can produce fever and or a rash. This is less a "bad" reaction and more a sign the body is experiencing a mild measles from the vaccine virus. ...Read more

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Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. What part?

Bad reaction to MMR vaccine. What part?

What type reaction: If a child has a local reaction to the MMR vaccine (a rash where the shot was given), it may be a reaction to the preservatives in the vaccine. A more systemic reaction (involving the whole body) may be a reaction to the egg base of the vaccine. A fever or rash, 7-10 days after vaccine, is a normal reaction to the vaccine which occurs in about 10% of children with no further problems. ...Read more

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Weird reaction to hep b vaccine. What to do?

Weird reaction to hep b vaccine. What to do?

2 things: Notify the doctor who administered it, and you can also submit a report to the vaccine adverse events reporting system (vaers). ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

How do I know if I'm having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

Rash, can't breath: An allergic reaction to a vaccine or vaccine component will not be subtle. A rash over most of your body, swelling (severe) at the injection site, and aches plus (possibly) difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

Reaction to cpox vac: Cine can refer to two types of reaction: The frist would be an allergic or irritant reaction to the vaccine solution, and this could be redness at the site, bleeding, or even a generalized reaction like hives. More commonly, since the vaccine is an attenuated but live virus, a fever and illness resembling a mild chicken pox infection could occur 10-21 days after the vaccine was received. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: Reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

Vaccine reactions: Depends on which pneumococcal vaccine is used. Usual reactions are soreness at injection site For some vaccines 5-9% get a low fever. Rarely an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors recommend this vaccine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients.
Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about. 001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more

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Severe Vaccine Reaction (Definition)

Examples of sever reactions to vaccinations could include symptoms like difficulty breathing, blood in the urine or stool, seizures, etc. Pain and swelling at the site of injection alone would not be ...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