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25 years
My baby has been vaccinated today and his fever now is 38.1..i gave him panadol from about 10 min and its almost the that normal??what shall i do??
Aug 7, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Don't worry that is a reaction of a recent immunization,Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with DTaP can last 7 days.
All of these reactions mean the vaccine is working.
Your child's body is creating new antibodies to protect against the real disease
Fever with most vaccines begins within 24 hours and lasts 1 to 2 days.
With live vaccines (MMR and chickenpox), fever and systemic reactions usually begin between 1 and 4 weeks.
10 minutes are still early ,that is normal ,a panadol will decrease the fever after 30 an hour approximately .Give cold fluids in unlimited amounts. Avoid excessive clothing or blankets you can lower the tempreture in a warm bath NOT TOO COLD NOT HOT
For fevers above (39° C), give acetaminophen every 4 hours.
if the baby still feverish after 2 hours you can give If over 6 months old, ibuprofen
Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
We usually tolerate that the child gets a maximum of 39 °C of fever for no more than 48 hours after having received his vaccination. If however the fever persists longer than this he needs to be seen by his pediatrician. For now you may use paracetamol (dose in mmilliliters according to weight is calculated as follows: 15 mg per kg ×5/128), every 6 hours.Profinal or advil not below 6 mmonths of age.
For the zone where he received the shot: it may exhibit a local reaction of redness, hotness, swelling, and feels harder than the surrounding areas. Warm compresses (using a cotton or clean cloth) are advised.
MMR may cause fever with 1 - 2 weeks in addition to the probability of seeing a mild measles-like rash over the skin, which is nothing worrisome.