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Cause of fever and excessive crying after vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   my 9 week old daughter got her first set of vaccinations today
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she has be crying (screaming) since
User :   woke up out of dead sleep screaming
Doctor :   Ok
User :   running slight fever
User :   cannot comfort her
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we are out of ideas on what to do
Doctor :   Fever is a common side effect of vaccination.
Doctor :   However, the excessive irritability, waking up from sleep may not have been due to the vaccination.
User :   just started since the vaccinations
Doctor :   She may need to be examined by a doctor if she continues to have excessive crying?
Doctor :   Or alternatively you can try paracetamol syrup.
User :   what is that
Doctor :   May I know your location?
User :   marion
Doctor :   You can try tylenol syrup.
Doctor :   Tylenol contains paracetamol.
Doctor :   The dose however depends on her body weight.
Doctor :   If you had used this syrup earlier, you can use the same dose.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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