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DD with first fever ALSO got 2nd round of shots yesterday...

she's 4 months. Do shots cause a fever? it's 102 and I just gave her what temp do I need to be worried?

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Asked by stepmom929 at 4:22 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes they can cause a fever. I was told that if a fever shows up w/in 48-72 hours to just treat it and see what happens. My LO did the same thing in w/in 24 hours it was gone.

    Answer by coala at 4:23 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Shots can cause a fever. You should worry at 104-106 degrees. You may want to find out more about immunizations before you let her have more. They should have given you an information sheet to take home. You can refuse or delay immunizations.

    Answer by Gailll at 4:25 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Most of the time, unless the fever is over 104, they don't consider it an emergency. However if it stays at 102 for more than a few days I would have her seen by her doctor. The immunizations can cause fever, so just treat her with Tylenol and Motrin for infants. Ask your pediatrician, but mine has always said you can give Tylenol, then 4 hours later give Motrin, then 4 hours later give Tylenol again if the fevers dont respond to just one medicine.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:26 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • It is directed related to getting the vaccines..... what shots did your LO get?

    "They" were trying to say tylenol given after shots causes it... let the fever fight it-I would not give anymore tylenol.

    I highly recommend vaccines: Are they Safe & Effective by Neil Z Miller
    How to Care for a Healthy Child in spite of yoru doctor by dr robert mendelsohn md

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Yes it is common.
    DO not give a four month old Motrin. Only tylenol.

    Anon :48, Tylenol and autism? Really?

    Answer by Princessofscots at 6:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Yes it's common for fever to occur when vaccinated. It's a good sign really because it means their immune system kicked in. If it gets to 104 or if you are the least bit concerned call your pediatrician. That's what they are for. Give tylenol and lukewarm bath or spongebath.

    Anon. Tylenol and autism?? I thought I heard all the BS stories. Thanks for the laugh.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:06 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • dont listen to anon tylenol and vaccines dont caused autism k. both my kids are vaccinated and perfectly healthy. i do agree with princees on only tulenol motrin is for babies 6 mts and up. fever after shots is k. as long as is not high and102 is not high. just keepdoing tylenol; the fevr should be gone by tomorrow if the fever persisit is not gonna be due to teh shots but an illness.


    Answer by piwife at 7:47 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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