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My son previously got his MMR vaccine on tuesday. From thursday he has had a high temp, flushed cheeks, now cold sweats! No appitie either. Help!

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Call peds UC clinic

Hopefully not the flu.
Unfortunately, physician offices and pharmacies are where ill people go to seek help which can mean an exposure to a viral illness like the flu. Without an appetite, a baby can become dehydrated rapidly. Try pedialyte or Ricelyte for hydration. Try a lukewarm sponge bath, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for fever comfort. Could also be erythemum infectiosum or 5th's disease, viral.

In brief: Call peds UC clinic

Hopefully not the flu.
Unfortunately, physician offices and pharmacies are where ill people go to seek help which can mean an exposure to a viral illness like the flu. Without an appetite, a baby can become dehydrated rapidly. Try pedialyte or Ricelyte for hydration. Try a lukewarm sponge bath, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for fever comfort. Could also be erythemum infectiosum or 5th's disease, viral.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Isn't that the truth? Come for a well check…get sick :(
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MMR

Usually side effects from the MMR vaccine are seen within 7-12 days after the vaccine.
Fever and rash are considered amongst the "mild" side-effects. It's also possible that your son has something completely different. Encourage hydration: water, pedialyte, juice, may use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to decrease temp. If fever is greater than 39' Celsius (about 103'F) then report to your pedi doc

In brief: MMR

Usually side effects from the MMR vaccine are seen within 7-12 days after the vaccine.
Fever and rash are considered amongst the "mild" side-effects. It's also possible that your son has something completely different. Encourage hydration: water, pedialyte, juice, may use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to decrease temp. If fever is greater than 39' Celsius (about 103'F) then report to your pedi doc
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