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immunizations? is this normal?

my 5 month old just got her first immunizations on thursday, its now sunday, she is still really fussy. she does not have a fever or any other symptoms but i was wondering if this is normal and if it is how long will it last? btw i know she is late on them i had issues with my insurance company and doctors office.

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Asked by h_anne88 at 9:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • people will say thats normal, but was your baby fussing and crying a lot BEFORE getting the shots?

    im assuming not since you are posting this, so its obviously out of character for her.

    i hope it is nothing extreme or gets worse or anything. good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • The first time my boy got his shots there was a few days of fussiness, his legs was very sore. All his others have gone great though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • no she is a really happy baby she only really fusses at night, but now after shots its all day long, i was wondering maybe she is just in pain from the injection site? no swelling or bruising, but that is the only thing coming to mind.

    Answer by h_anne88 at 9:43 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • It could last about seven days sometimes up to 10 days.

    Answer by MiryamSchechter at 9:44 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • yeah it could be injection site, or it could be the horrible ingredients that was injected into her blood stream as well. :( i hope she gets better!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • My kids have always been late for their shots and I prefer to space them out so I do not think that is the issue. The main thing I do when they get their shots is exercise their legs. Push their legs in and out like they are sitting and standing and rub them with lotion (like a massage) My kids never had problems with getting them. My sister on the other hand that told me I was crazy for how I handled it had tons of problems with her kids after shots lol.

    Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 9:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • Depending on what shots she got they area they placed them in could still be a bit sore. She could also be in the early stages of teething. I just got my tetanus/diphtheria/whooping couch booster on Friday morning and it's still sore (it's Sunday night!). I agree with imtheonlysane1, exercise her legs and rub them a little. Your doc should have told you how much Tylenol (or other pain reliever) you can give her for pain.

    Answer by jms124 at 10:06 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • ya they told me about tylenol but is it still ok for her to have tylenol 3 days later?

    Answer by h_anne88 at 10:26 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • Yeah my son was fine for the first two days or so after his first set of shots and then by day 3 he started getting fussy and that lasted another 4 or 5 days. He gets his second set next week so we'll see how it goes!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 10:55 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • yes. My daughter gets a temp. of 101-102 for almost three days. Extreamly fussy too.

    Answer by Nikkisabella at 10:55 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

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