could this be an mmr allergic reaction?

Chloe - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my son has had a rash,a temp and gone off his food for the last 4 days,could this be an allergic reaction to his mmr jab he had 11days ago? i am so worried

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Shawni - posted on 04/08/2010

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some babies do react to it about 1-2 weeks later so it could be, ring nhs direct they might be able to help you, my son got a rash on his face the same day as the jab and they told me it cant be the jab coz it sounds too soon but 11 days sounds about right for a slight reaction, dont worry though its probably not that serious, but im not an expert so ring nhs direct the number is 08454647 :)

Kyrene - posted on 04/07/2010

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My daughter had the mmr jab early as measels were around the school with my oldest daughter, so i was advised to get it early so I did and on the 11th day she was sick, temp, rash, so we went back to the dr and they told us that she had mini measels from the jab, I was not impressed. She has just gone 15 months and is due her 15 month immunisations but im not getting the measels done again.

Brenda - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son recently had Roseola. It starts with a high fever for 3-5 days with loss of appetite and then as soon as the fever is gone, he got red spots from neck all the way down his tummy which lasted another 5 days. I took him to the doctor and she confirmed Roseola. Something else to consider.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2010

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thanks guys as well because i was pretty certain that my sons rash was a side effect of the MMR when he had his jab but the doctor didn't believe that. turns out mums usually know best!

Rachel - posted on 04/07/2010

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A fever and rash are expected side effects 5-14 days following the MMR shot. His appetite may be decreased because he has a fever and is feeling generally unwell.

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It's not an allergic reaction but it would be a reaction to the MMR. Many babies develop some mild symptoms of the disease from about 1-2 weeks after the jab.
An allergic reaction would happen in the first 24 hours.

Chloe - posted on 04/06/2010

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thank u,apparently i got told babies can get an allergic reaction from 6 - 28days after the mmr jab and apparently they fade after a few days but if the rash lasts longer than 5 days then they should be seen by a dr- i have managed to get him in tom so hopefully i should know for certain.he is still off his food and i cant remember him trying anything new b4 that.i could just be worried about nothing but he hasnt been himself at all for the last 5 days.he also has them on his legs and arms but they are hard to notice on him because he has dark skin but i can feel them and when i take him outside in the daylight they show up quite bad.i really do hope this isnt an allergic reaction.thank u both for your help :)

Sarah - posted on 04/06/2010

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my son got a rash about 11-13days after his mmr jab in march and also experienced a few of the same symptoms yours has.

the doctor said to me that it e that the rash could be was impossible that it was an allergic reaction after that length of time .. that isn't what i thought it was as in the leaflets it says that .....



" 1 in 10 children can suffer from a measles like rash "



and i still think that my son was one of the unlucky one in 10 ..

it isn't contagious since they had the MMR jab and its a weaker form of the virus.



but don't worry too much if it is that because it does eventually fade and my son has been perfectly fine since.



you could try researching mmr jab symptoms or talk to your doctor if you are still pretty concerned.

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2010

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11 days seems like a while for an allergic reaction. Has he eaten/drank anything new in the past few days? Have you called your pediatrician?



Mine stopped eating his food for about a week too and I was worried. But, I noticed that if I fed him baby food, he would eat that. This lasted for a couple days and now he's back to normal. Turned out he was getting molars. And, he always gets a temp when he teethes. Could he be teething? Feel around for molars.

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