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Can MMR vaccine be given when child is on Allegra for recurring allergic cough?

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Hi..My kid is 16 months old and is having allergic cough for a while now. The doctor has put him on Allegra and it suits him. His symptoms go down with Allegra. He was on a 10 day course for the same. However once I stopped it his symptoms re-appeared so the doc suggest another 7 days once a day. He has also advised to start him on Septilin syrup to build immunity. Meanwhile his MMR vaccine is due. Can I give him the vaccine while he is still on Allegra or should I wait for hte allegra course to be over and then give him the MMR vaccine. Also till what age can MMR vaccine be given.
Posted Wed, 22 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 37 minutes later
Brief Answer: Do not delay MMR Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to healthcare magic. Do not delay MMR vaccine. It's very important as it protects against three important diseases measles mumps and rubella. You can give MMR while your kid is on allegra. MMR can given at any age even if delayed. But why delay? Wishing your kid the very best Regards Dr Arun
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Follow-up: Can MMR vaccine be given when child is on Allegra for recurring allergic cough? 16 minutes later
Also are there changes that the kid will get fever/soreness at injection site on administration of MMR vaccine?
Answered by Dr. Arun 16 minutes later
Brief Answer: Possible but usually mild Detailed Answer: It's possible to get mild fever and redness . It's a live vaccine. Do not worry. You can give paracetamol drops 1.2 ml if she gets fever every 6 hours. Arun
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