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Child given Pentaxin vaccine. Stuffy nose, coughing, fever. Normal?

Hello my son is six months plus he was given pentaxin. 5 mg. Vaccine on 13 th Oct. Evening he was fine till yesterday afternoon, just a little bit crankybn less amount of sleep,later in the evening he had stuffy nose ,water coming from the noalikse and coughing couldn t sleep throughput. The night had fever too so is it normal for these reactions to occur after the vaccination , please help.Thanks.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Hello there,

Like all vaccines, Pentaxim too can have side effects. It can cause local reactions at the injection site such as pain, redness and induration may occur within 48 hours of administration.

Apart from this more generalized reactions can occur like fever, irritability, drowsiness, sleeping
and feeding disturbances, diarrhoea, prolonged inconsolable crying.

So it is unlikely that the symptoms are due to Pentaxim vaccination. It is likely that your child has upper respiratory tract infection.

Please give Nasivion P nasal drops to control the same. Bring down the fever with paracetamol drops in correct dose and frequency.

Take care.
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