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Is 101.1 temp high for a 1 year old?

She just had her MMR vac and her prevnair on Monday and her temp today is 101.1. I have no tylenol or ibuprofen but my hubby is coming home from work to get us some and I'm calling the doctor right now.

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YoungTwinMommy

Asked by YoungTwinMommy at 11:52 AM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It is a low fever. Your doctor should have given you a paper to take home with things to watch for and what to do. If he didn't, time to find a new doctor.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 11:54 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Here is an iformation sheet for the MMR

    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/Pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mmr.pdf

    Here is one for Prevnar

    http://chd.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/health.nsf/c56e308f49bfeb7885256abc0071ec9a/ECBB4C99FD87039985256B20005EE67F/$file/PREVNAR.pdf?openelement

    The Prevnar sheet says to call the doctor if the childs temp is over 104.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:07 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • no. not worth going to the Dr. office. if you went to the ER they would send you home. don't freak out!

    take your little ones clothes off (diaper only), and make sure she drinks (water, or 50/50 watered down juice- no pop or straight juice). unless a my kids temp goes over 102, i don't give them anything. the body's natural response to kill off any foreign virus or bacteria, is to raise the body temp- that is a NORMAL and healthy response to being injected with a virus (which she was yesterday). it should not be an area of concern unless she develops swelling, a rash, has a hard tine breathing, starts screaming uncontrollably, or is lethargic (slow, sluggish), or becomes dehydrated. just keep her cool & comfortable. and HYDRATE!

    we "selectively vax" because of severe adverse reactions we've experienced- if something were truly wrong, you would know. just keep an eye on her, she's fine.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:11 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • based on what you said, i wouldn't worry at all- however, every temp is supposed to be reported- for statistics (which is why stats are so far off). the dr's office WILL NOT report an elevated temp. should an adverse reaction occur, it will likely never be reported... but YOU can report it. even though you are not a physician.


    Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
    VAERS is a nationwide reporting system of the Food and Drug Administration for monitoring adverse events that occur during the time period after an immunization. Providers are encouraged to report all clinically significant adverse events following the administration of a U.S.-licensed vaccine to a person of any age. To report an adverse event, call (800) 822-7967

    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:26 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Thank you, her temp eventually went up to 105 and we took her to the ER. It turned out she had a urinary tract infection. We got her on antibiotics and the fevers been down ever since.
    YoungTwinMommy

    Answer by YoungTwinMommy at 11:33 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

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