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Infant has fever and cold after getting pentaxim vaccination. Is this normal?

Dr., My baby is 2 and a half months old.,pentaxim 1 and 2 (opv1 and opt 2) vaccination has been given at 45 days and 75 days respectively... For pentaxim 1,she had 5 days of high fever along with cold, for pentaxim 2 also, she has fever we have opted for painless one and as dr. told that, for this painless one, 99% there'll be no fever.. Am much worried abt it...
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing health care magic.

Cold is because of some viral infection.

there are chances that one has fever after pentaxim even though the chances of fever are less when compared to DTwP.

Pain is also less when compared to the other vaccine.

It could also be just a coincidence that baby had another infection at the same time.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I understand your concern
Pentaxim is painless vaccine but as your doctor said there is 1% chance of pain and fever.
Relax there is nothing to worry,apply cold compresses at vaccination site 2 TO 3 times and give acetaminophen as per dosage if fever is above 100F.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless....
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Pentaxim is a painless vaccine as it is associated with minimal reactions like mild fever, less pain after vaccination.

The fever after pentaxim may be due to some infection which is a coincident with vaccination.

As the child was having cold, this might be the cause for fever in your child.

Nothing to worry and complete the three dose primary scheduled vaccination with pentaxim as advised by your Pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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