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Have query regarding 6 weeks vaccination for baby. Is it recommended to go for normal or painless vaccine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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User:Hi Dr.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have a query regarding 6 weeks vaccination for my baby daughter
User:Is it recommended to go for normal vaccine or painless vaccine?
Doctor:There are missed opinion about the two types of DPT vaccines in this case.
User:can you please explain?
Doctor:Painless vaccines with is aDTP vaccines causes less pain, less swelling and less fever as side effects.
User:what is the normal practice?
Doctor:The regular DPT vaccine which is painful has better coverage, preventing various strains of pertussis.
Doctor:besides it is priced fairly lower than aDPT.
User:Ok, I did not understand the medical terms here, but what would you recommend? Painful or Painless?
Doctor:As far as practices is concerned, both are widely used. Since it has less side effects and covers important pertussis infection, aDPT (painless) vaccines has is edge over DPT>
Doctor: XXXXXXX my personal recommendation is painless vaccine. However there is not much difference if you choose to vaccinate him with DPT (painful vaccine) too.
User:But you said regular DPT (painful) has better coverage, preventing various strains of pertussis? please correct me if I am confused here
Doctor:If you choose the later, ask for medicines for fever and pain from your doctor.
Doctor:I think it would be better to discuss this over the phone.
User:sure..can i have your number?
Doctor:If you are ok talking over phone, may I know your phone number.
User:My cell no. is +91 0000
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:I hope you do not have any more questions.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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