My sons 6 month round of shots and he had a bad reaction.
He vomited for hour, developed fever of 103, actedtired and out of it for a few days, and also cried almost colicky like at night for weeks not normal. I took him to his peds acouple times and they agreed the vomiting and fever was a reaction and to monitor him at home.
But now that he is a year the ped said we should try giving him shots again and gave me a hard time
I don't want to give him shots right now and maybe not all of them ever again.
I asked about a medical exempt and hte ped said that is for very sick kids or ones who are very allergic
I was like no way are we going to just give them if he'll react worse next time. The ped said we cannot go there anymore.
I got his records and there is no record of him having a reaction besides the vomiting and fatigue! The ped did not write down anything else.
What if the next dr is same way wh
Asked by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:58 PM on May. 28, 2010
What your child experienced may seem "not normal" to you. In medical speak what your child had was "side effects" not an allergic reaction. Side effects are expected and are considered normal to medical people. Side effects aren't considered a reason to not give future immunizations.
Allergic reactions are IgE mediated. They involve the immune system and you have flushing, swelling, and rash or hives. There is swelling of the throat or respiratory symptoms, difficulty breathing, the cardiovascular system is involved. I had an allergic reaction to the td (what they give adults instead of dpt) and I almost died. I was in the hospital for 3 days. My arm was swollen for 2 months. I had to be on IVs at home for 3 weeks.
Answer by Gailll at 7:50 PM on May. 28, 2010
You can refuse any immunization for any reason. The problem is your child probably got DTaP, Hib, PCV, and Rota. You don't know what made him sick. You could have only one immunization at a time. He may have gotten sick because it was too much at a time. What I did with my kids was wait until they were a year and then they only had the important ones. They never went to day care, church, or other high risk places for infection.
If you are worried about school, that is a long time away. Lots of parents are getting immunizations and laws may change.
Answer by Gailll at 7:56 PM on May. 28, 2010
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