allergic reaction to vaccine

Laura - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Anyone's child ever had an allergic reaction to the MMR vaccine or Chicken Pox vaccine? My 12 month old had both shots on the 15th of September. On the 18th, she started getting sick. She spiked a fever of 104 on the 23rd, and continued spiking fevers for several days. She is now covered in a red rash. She is just miserable.

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Becky - posted on 09/26/2009

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I would go to ER and have her checked out, its possible she is breaking out with a mild case of what she was vaccinated against. Some children get a mild case. My son had a severe reaction to DTP and MMR and DTP seems to have the most reactions. My son developed Aspergers Syndrome from his reaction which is a form of high functioning Autism. I have chosen to not vaccinate my 13 month old after experienceing the reactions of my son to immunizations. He has been medically exempted from the vaccine so pparently its not a bad thing to never get the shot again if my son has medical clearance to never get that vaccine again. My 3rd child didnt get her first vaccines til 6 mnth and then every 6 months after that she got the next set until caught up and she never got combined vaccines i had them all ordered separate. More needles but NO mercury or less mercury (Thimerisol) that way. Now my 4th child will not be vaccinated at all. and s far she is the healthiest of my 4. Go figure. All my vacciated children were all hospitalized in the first yr of life for one thing or another, bronchitis, pneumonia rsv, rota virus, asthma and yet my only unvaccinated child is the only one who has never so much as had a ear infection.

Colleen - posted on 09/29/2009

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my daughter took a reaction at the 4 year shot.. red arm around injection site very hot to the touch and what not.. she was my third child and only one to take reaction...only you can make this call..I chose to get all ahots but what a friend did was wait until child was ready for school and then got the 4 year old shot this is consider to be up to date now with out all thoses extra shots...makes me wish I would have met her sooner.

User - posted on 05/26/2012

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What a great post ... so many opinions. Fact, I recieved MMR vaccination and am highly allerigic to it. I had a brain swelling and the trigger caused cerebal palsy. My dads side is genetically predisposed to CP and my mothers side is allergic to MMR. Thankfully, the mild form of CP does not hinder much but it caused my mom alot of grief and I was a very sick kid from then on.

Vaccines were developed to protect, however, the lack of options given to parents is a direct manipulation of drug companies. I would never recommend to miss vaccinations as a parent but they are not all that they are cracked up to be.

Nicole - posted on 09/27/2009

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My husband and I came up with an alternate vaccine schedule so our son will never get more than 2 shots at a time. Since the MMR is one of the more reactive ones he will get that by itself when he turns one. You have options, you can still vaccinate your kids and minimize side effects at the same time.

Bethany - posted on 09/26/2009

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Well, I haven't had my daughter get sick from the MMR because we haven't given it to her. And won't. However, I developed arthritis (old-person arthritis, not juvenile rheumatoid) in my knee from the second MMR shot. I was six years old. So, I've had arthritis all my life. If I ran or kneeled or did anything that put pressure of my knee it swelled painfully to the size of a small basketball and I could barely do anything because of it. And, the arthritis eventually spread to the rest of my body so now I have arthritis in all my major joints. All stemming from that itty bitty little shot twenty years ago. Not worth it.

Report her reaction to her doctor and to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). It is estimated that only about 10% of vaccine reactions are reported, so there is a major lack of information on the extent of side-effects.

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Louise - posted on 09/30/2009

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My daughter had the same thing and it turned out to be hives. It should clear up in a couple of days. Keep her cool and a bath with bicarb soda helps.

Pamela - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting Bethany:



Quoting Becky:

I would go to ER and have her checked out, its possible she is breaking out with a mild case of what she was vaccinated against. Some children get a mild case. My son had a severe reaction to DTP and MMR and DTP seems to have the most reactions. My son developed Aspergers Syndrome from his reaction which is a form of high functioning Autism. I have chosen to not vaccinate my 13 month old after experienceing the reactions of my son to immunizations. He has been medically exempted from the vaccine so pparently its not a bad thing to never get the shot again if my son has medical clearance to never get that vaccine again. My 3rd child didnt get her first vaccines til 6 mnth and then every 6 months after that she got the next set until caught up and she never got combined vaccines i had them all ordered separate. More needles but NO mercury or less mercury (Thimerisol) that way. Now my 4th child will not be vaccinated at all. and s far she is the healthiest of my 4. Go figure. All my vacciated children were all hospitalized in the first yr of life for one thing or another, bronchitis, pneumonia rsv, rota virus, asthma and yet my only unvaccinated child is the only one who has never so much as had a ear infection.





 






That is crazy!  A friend of mine has two older boys and two younger girls.  She said that her boys were vaccinated on schedule, and always had health problems growing up.  Still do.  But she waited a few years before having a couple more kids, and didn't get either of them vaccinated.  She said they never get sick and the difference in health between them and her older children is like night and day.






My daughter is 1 1/2 and has never had a shot.  She is so healthy!  She's been sick twice other than getting a fever with teething, and they were both just colds.  Nothing major at all.





my 16month old has not been vaccinated , he is never sick except a stuffy nose here and there , but thats about it . my older brother died from the whopping cough vaccine , and my cousins son is 6months old and has been sick most of his life and he has his vaccinations ,

Laura - posted on 09/29/2009

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She is doing much better now. Our family doctor put her on prednisone on Saturday to help with the rash. The rash is still covering her body but looking MUCH better. She is less irritable. Her fever is gone finally. Hopefully the rash will continue to disappear. From now on, I think we'll get one shot at a time so we can watch her reactions. What an ordeal!

Debora - posted on 09/29/2009

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if she still is running a high fever get her to er now since its 14days since shot was given.

Debora - posted on 09/29/2009

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this is why the are checking college bound students shot recourds because of so many coming from counrties like africa which has the highest level of childhood sicknesses we have not seen in yrs coming back here because of those who never got these shots.i am not sure enough about the h1n1 shot yet as to if i would use it since its new ,not all flu shots work since some are not the live sickness given to you.so just remember extra vitamins help fight off these sicknesses and plenty of sleep,liquids.

Jennifer - posted on 09/27/2009

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Nicole, I think that getting shots one or two at a time is a great way to really investigate symptoms of what shots cause what symptoms.....

Jennifer - posted on 09/27/2009

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Laura,

I think understanding FACTS will make all parents feel so much better. As far as being scared, I think it's only natural because we do not know and understand the side effects or why it happens. But I only believe facts. My 4 year old, 1 at the time who reacted the worse just received his second dose and he was fine. A fever, but no rash this time. I remembered to keep him out of the sun. I think this is a great topic and if parents can get along talking about it, I think it might be a very beneficial topic. Plus, I don't think that people, or science really looks into genetics enough. I'm one of those skeptics that only believe in the facts.

Jennifer - posted on 09/27/2009

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All shots including the flu give you a little of what your getting. If you are getting a flu shot, you will have flu symptoms. Along with vaccines, you might get a little of the measles, or you might get a touch of the chicken pox. I did say there a lot of controversy on this topic. But tell me this, what about kids that have autism and did not receive the MMR vaccine, what would be the cause then??

Bethany - posted on 09/27/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

Bronchitis, Pneumonia, etc, have NOTHING to do with any of the vaccines that are given to children. Also, Autism is NOT a side effect of vaccines either.


 



No, I don't think autism is a side-effect either.  But I do think that vaccines can trigger someone who already has a propensity to autism to start exhibiting symptoms.  And millions of parents would disagree with you.  Vaccines mess with the immune system, and put a lot of junk in your body that really shouldn't be there.  So, indirectly, they can make someone get something they wouldn't otherwise get.

Bethany - posted on 09/27/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

And also, these people that believe in that no vaccines are better and that autism is caused from shots are very misinformed, and naive. It's not a fact!! And I believe that those who are not vaccinated will soon cause an epidemic of the diseases that have notbeen inactive. My opinion only.


 



There are a lot of side-effects other than autism you can get from vaccines.   Just look at the government VAERS website, which lists all the ones they admit to.  Also, generally the biggest outbreaks of "epidemics" occur or originate in vaccinated populations.  A big example in the news right now, of course, is the H1N1 scare.  Last time there was a swine flu "epidemic," the vaccine caused many deaths and disabilities.  But the flu itself was mild and only affected a handful of soldiers on the East Coast.

Jessica - posted on 09/27/2009

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Bronchitis, Pneumonia, etc, have NOTHING to do with any of the vaccines that are given to children. Also, Autism is NOT a side effect of vaccines either.

Laura - posted on 09/27/2009

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Thanks everyone for all the information. Jennifer, Thanks for all the info about the MMR. I really didn't know the reaction could be so delayed! I thought it would be immediate. I do wish I knew if her reaction was from the MMR or the Varicella vaccine. I could report the side effects if I knew which shot did it. I'm going to call the health department and find out which leg got which shot (one leg has a hive-like raised spot where she got the shot). The rash looks terrible, but she seems to be more comfortable today. While this experience was very scary, I do believe that vaccines are important and I also worry about the return of childhood diseases that have been inactive. I wish there weren't so many scary side effects! :) I am wondering if she'll have this same reaction when she gets her shots at age 5 - I understand she gets the MMR and Varicella again... Maybe we will get them one at a time and spread them out.

Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2009

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And also, these people that believe in that no vaccines are better and that autism is caused from shots are very misinformed, and naive. It's not a fact!! And I believe that those who are not vaccinated will soon cause an epidemic of the diseases that have notbeen inactive. My opinion only.

Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2009

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I've had a lot of problems with the MMR. I can say from personal experience that a lot of the reaction has to do with the sun. I found that when my 1 year old (recent) got his MMR shot he broke out with the rash when he had been in the sun. MMR has two different antibiotics for two of the components, and with any antibiotic, you shouldn't be in the sun. Plus, the MMR reaction time ifsno earlier than 10 days after the child receives that shot. And up to 3 weeks after wards. Fever is normal and plus with as many shots as they get at one time you never know that the reaction is from a specific shot. There is too much controversy on this topic, but you have nothing to worry about. I've had 4 boys and they have had all there shots and two of them got a rash from MMR only because of the sun and all of them ran a high fever for 3-4 days. Give her Tylenol and her dosage of Benedryl for irritation. GOOD LUCK!!

Bethany - posted on 09/26/2009

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Quoting Becky:

I would go to ER and have her checked out, its possible she is breaking out with a mild case of what she was vaccinated against. Some children get a mild case. My son had a severe reaction to DTP and MMR and DTP seems to have the most reactions. My son developed Aspergers Syndrome from his reaction which is a form of high functioning Autism. I have chosen to not vaccinate my 13 month old after experienceing the reactions of my son to immunizations. He has been medically exempted from the vaccine so pparently its not a bad thing to never get the shot again if my son has medical clearance to never get that vaccine again. My 3rd child didnt get her first vaccines til 6 mnth and then every 6 months after that she got the next set until caught up and she never got combined vaccines i had them all ordered separate. More needles but NO mercury or less mercury (Thimerisol) that way. Now my 4th child will not be vaccinated at all. and s far she is the healthiest of my 4. Go figure. All my vacciated children were all hospitalized in the first yr of life for one thing or another, bronchitis, pneumonia rsv, rota virus, asthma and yet my only unvaccinated child is the only one who has never so much as had a ear infection.


 



That is crazy!  A friend of mine has two older boys and two younger girls.  She said that her boys were vaccinated on schedule, and always had health problems growing up.  Still do.  But she waited a few years before having a couple more kids, and didn't get either of them vaccinated.  She said they never get sick and the difference in health between them and her older children is like night and day.



My daughter is 1 1/2 and has never had a shot.  She is so healthy!  She's been sick twice other than getting a fever with teething, and they were both just colds.  Nothing major at all.

Sherry - posted on 09/26/2009

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My son had a reaction to the MMR also!! High fever, rash, injection site hard as rock. It is pretty common in the little ones. It is tough to watch them go through but the rash and the fever I was told can last up to 3 weeks with time it becomes less and less. My sone the rash part or it was about a 10 day deal with the first 3 days being the worst and it lessening after that......It will get better soon I wish you the best

Laura - posted on 09/26/2009

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She did see our family doctor and is currently on prednisone for the rash. So far, the rash is looking slightly better. I am planning on going to the ER if it gets any worse.

Nicole - posted on 09/26/2009

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Yeah I agree try to call your pediatrician and take her in to the ER if you can't get ahold of them.

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