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Infant gets sick after taking vaccine. Any reason?

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four mounth old baby she just got her 4 mounths shot and every time she gets them she get sick with a cold or something
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 in Vaccinations
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 15 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Relax, there is nothing to worry.

As your baby is 4 months of age, she must have received DPT, Hib and IPV vaccines.

Her symptoms are usually due to DPT, which she would have received at 2 months of age as well.
It is common to have mild symptoms like pain at injection site/fever/upper respiratory symptoms after vaccination.
These symptoms most of the times are mild and subside in 2 to 3 days.

Apply cold compresses over vaccination site and give acetaminophen as per dosage(15 mg/kg).

In case symptoms persist,get her examined by pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query; if you have any other question I would be glad to answer.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
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