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Infant vaccinations, polio drops dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   hi doctor i hav a question for my 8 months old baby
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   actually we relocate from delhi and its being 2months she has not taken the pulse polio drops
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i m not aware of the bangolore schedule
Doctor :   there is no need to worry
Doctor :   the schedule is the same everywhere in india
Doctor :   OPV is given in total 4 doses
User :   here some people says it held in two months in the whole year
User :   but in delhi it used to heldf every month
User :   so can you tel me what sould i do
Doctor :   It is different schedule followed and for different people so as to that no one misses
Doctor :   can u tell me how many doses she has already recieved ?
User :   becoz everyone has different opinion in bangalore
User :   the oral doses u r asking
Doctor :   the 4 doses usually given are at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks and then at 15-18 months
Doctor :   have the first 3 doses already given ?
User :   the polio vaccine is already done thrice
Doctor :   can u tell me the timings she was given ?
User :   last she has taken on 5mar
Doctor :   and also, can u tell me how many doses has she been given totally ?
Doctor :   since she has already been given 3 doses already, you dont have to give another dose until the age of 15 months
User :   on 4 jan she took ipv and then on 5mar the same ipv
User :   and prior to that opv on 2aug
User :   and then on 20sep
User :   and last opv on 20oct
User :   she born on 1aug and now she is 8months old
Doctor :   may i know who has been giving her so many doses of IPV AND OPV
Doctor :   TOTALLY she has been given 2 doses of IPV and 3 doses of OPV
User :   yes
Doctor :   PLEASE do not give her any other doses of either OPV or IPV until the age of 15 months
Doctor :   then the last dose of IPV or OPV can be given
Doctor :   there is no need to repeat after that
User :   ok
User :   the opv doses given with the other vaccines
User :   is it harmful for her
Doctor :   no additional doses of OPV are not harmful
Doctor :   u need not be worried about that
User :   ok according to you now we have to give opv in the age of 15months
User :   in between no opv and ipv
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is right and this is the recommendations followed by the indian academy of pediatric immunisation
User :   ok
User :   yes since she is putting her teeth she is not eating properly
Doctor :   that could be due to the pain
User :   if you can let me know what should i give her to eat
Doctor :   give her some crocin syrup , and the pain will subside
Doctor :   In addition, you can give her the normal food she eats,
User :   do i have to buy any toothbrush for her teeth
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   no need of anything as such
User :   ok
Doctor :   she still has milk teeth
Doctor :   and brushing teeth is not needed for her
User :   and what all vaccination should be done after completion of 9months
User :   ????
Doctor :   9 months - measles
User :   ok
Doctor :   15 months - OPV or IPV + DPT vaccine + HiB vaccine + MMR
Doctor :   2 YEARS - typhoid
User :   okay
Doctor :   5 years - DTP + MMR + OPV
User :   and one more prblem whenever she take any aloepathic medicine she faces the gas problem
User :   since we moved to bangalore she is facing the constipation problem as well
Doctor :   give her simethicone syrup
Doctor :   she will be fine
User :   is this for constipation
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   and which baby oil should i use for massage apart from johnson n johnson and olive oil bocoz that does suit her
Doctor :   you can use the same
Doctor :   the choice of massage oil does not matter as it does not make any difference
User :   ok
User :   thank you so much doctor
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   thanks for answering all my query
Doctor :   welcome again
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and good night
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