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Do you give you child "meds" (ie tylenol or motrin) before they gets their shots?


Asked by kjbennett26 at 6:57 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • when I remember!! I do massage her thighs first though!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 6:58 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I used to, until it was proven to weaken the immunizations. This last time, my son did pretty good with his shots, but my daughter's arm hurt really bad the next morning, so I ended up giving her some Motrin then.

    Answer by bethanysmom1007 at 7:05 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No, I never did.

    Answer by mompam at 6:57 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • no only after but sometimes not all the time it really does depend on the pain he is feeling.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 6:59 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No! You should only give it after in case they are running a temp the Tylenol/Motrin will mask the fever and shots shouldn't be given when a child is sick or running a temp.

    Answer by mamaada at 7:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • nope, never did, with either of my kids

    Answer by armywife43 at 7:11 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • We were told to do that the first couple times after he was born, but then the advice changed after some studies showed that it can make the immunizations less effective. Now we're advised not to give anything unless they are really uncomfortable from a fever. We haven't been giving him anything the last few times, and he's been fine. Now that he's a little older, we take him for a treat afterward, especially if he was really brave like he was last time he had a shot. I read somewhere that eating something sweet can help you tolerate pain better, so thought we'd try it. Not sure if it did anything to help, but he was happy afterward.

    Answer by pam19 at 7:14 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No I never did. But I did after if they developed a fever.

    Answer by mz_erica03 at 7:41 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • no , never

    Answer by letstalk747 at 7:47 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No, and that was a long time ago. 


    Answer by earlgrey at 8:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2010