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Why is my child having mild temperature after measles vaccination? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Jan-2014
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User:Hello sir
Doctor:How can I help?
User:Hello madam. This is for my 9 month old kid. We gave vaccination for measles 3 days back.
User:He was fine so far. But starting today morning, he is having slightly high temperature.
User:Thermometer is showing 99.5F
User:Is it better to take him to pediatrician now ?
Doctor:The fever is low
Doctor:We can watch him
Doctor:It does not seem to be related to the vaccine
Doctor:Does he have any other symptoms?
User:He is not showing any interest in eating as well.
User:no other symptoms noticed
Doctor:Any runny nose?
Doctor:Any skin rash?
User:His mother has been feeding from morning.
User:In the place where vaccination was given, there is small red bump
Doctor:It can be due to the lump
Doctor:It should clear on its own
Doctor:No need to worry unless you see something unusual
Doctor:It is ok to have lump at injection site
User:Ok. Is it advisable to give crocin (baby crocin) ?
User:My pediatrican suggested long back about this. But checking with you if it is advisable to give this now
Doctor:Yes you can give crocin if the fever is more 100
Doctor:more than 100
Doctor:Slight fever is ok
User:ok. Will watch for temperature in another 30 mins.
Doctor:You can watch him for tonight
Doctor:It is not an emergency
Doctor:He will be ok
User:thanks for the details madam. Will watch him closely.
Doctor:You will know when the temperature is hig henough to be given medicine
Doctor:Give him adequate fluids and food
User:ok. He is just drinking water and not any solid food. We are trying to feed him dosa with milk.
Doctor:He will take
Doctor:Give him cerelac
User:Any other food you recommend ?
Doctor:or even mashed fruits
Doctor:Give him anything that he may be willing to take
Doctor:But do not force
Doctor:Usually kids do not eat much on the first day of fever
User:ok. He is avoiding everything. Will try with cerelac now
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:No madam. Thanks for the details.
User:Will watch him for tonight
Doctor:May take to doctor if his fever is worse or unusual symptoms appear
Doctor:Do you have any question?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:No Madam
User:thanks for the details
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