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Christina has your son been to an allergist to be tested for the allergy? If not you may want to make an appointent with one to determine wether he has a true allergy or a sensitivity to the eggs. If he has an allergy then it is not reccommended he get the vaccine or any vaccine containing egg. If it is just a sensitivity then he will be fine. Has he gotten any vaccines yet? If so how did he react to it? Just keep in mind eczema isn't always a sign of food allergy.
Angina - posted on 04/18/2011
hi, i had my twins on the exact schedule thar drs go by, they were fine exept my son got fever and very tired was sleeping even b4 we left the dr office... he never cried when vaccinated so i figured maybe it was because he "held it in" his sister did fine! well, im still on the fence if i believe in vaccines causing behavioral issues etc but my son had delays, low muscle tone, sensory issues and was diagnosed as "on the spectrum" dont really think that was an accurate dx cuz hes very social but has had huge challanges. my singleton we were a bit picky about what we vaccinated him with picing and choosing what he needed and did not need. you can always ask for a antibody titer on what ur babies are already immune to this way they wont get vaccinated for things theyre already immune to. Also everytime theyre vaccinated make sure u always request preservitive free. hope this helps u gotta advocate for ur children or the docs will do wat they want....
We opted not to vaccinate at all (hot topic today and do not wish to be debated by others) however I just wanted to answer Christine's question. So,... no we didn't give our children the MMR. I have 3 friends and 2 family members who's children had serious vaccine injury with MMR. (We made the choice not vaccinate however before these injuries occurred) It doesn't happen with everyone of course and I would recommend doing all the possible research you can. One idea of many is watching perhaps credible documentaries pro vaccine and against vaccines to make the most educated decision you can. Many just do it because that is what the masses do without asking any questions but there is much to learn on both sides. Good for you for putting it out there and asking! I hope with what ever decision you make you feel good about it. Every mom has their child's best interest at heart! : )
Leanne - posted on 04/22/2011
Keep in mind if you think it's too much all at once you can refuse to do them all at the same time. For that matter you can refuse the chicken pox shot all together if you want, especially if they've already been exposed. -- always request preservative free - the preservative use to be mercury and in some cases might still be
Amanda - posted on 04/21/2011
ive always gotten every shot for my 2 kids and my doctor suggested giving tylenol 20 minutes before the appt...to help with the "pain" of the shot....and ive also heard that holding them helps it not hurt so bad....but my kids have never had a reaction to any of their shots...if you are still confused id give a call to your pediatrician and ask him any questions or concerns u might have
Jeanie - posted on 04/20/2011
Yes, all of my children received these shots. They cried but they were over it once mommy got to hold them. I know it can be scarey for you for them to get the shots but it is something they do need. And it has to be done for when they go to school.
Carlene - posted on 04/20/2011
My twins had it. they did fine with their first round of shots. i can't confirm or deny the development of Autism due to the MMR because when my son got his second round of MMR, he got sick with pneumonia and nobody knows whether or not the MMR shot had anything to do with it. i think your kids will be fine:))
Christina did your allergist say it was ok? Do you need to have an epi pen on hand if he has eggs by accident? Also how has your son reacted to previous vaccines?
If he hasn't had a reaction to other vaccines and his allergist ok'd it then I would take that to mean his allergy to eggs isn't severe enough to not have the vaccine. I would still be very cautious and ask what kind of allergy medicine and how much he can have in the event he has an allergic reaction to the vaccine. And of course if he does have an adverse reaction get him to the hospital immediately.
Louise - posted on 04/19/2011
MMR can cause a lump where the needle has entered the skin which can be quite sore. Give some infant painkiller and expect them to be cranky for a few days.
As for the chicken pox shot I have no idea it is not given in the UK. Most children get chicken pox when they start school. It is no big deal and is not seen as a disease that needs to be vaccinated against.
Angina - posted on 04/18/2011
oh another thing giving tylenol to ur baby when they have a vaccine does more harm it doesnt allow the body to respond to the antibody it sorta counters the effect of the vaccine. so while they always say to give tylenol we shouldnt... control pain with warm compress... if ur baby absolutely needs tylenol ALWAYS use dye free! this comes from lots of research I've done on vaccines and autism... etc....
Michelle - posted on 04/16/2011
Your twins should be fine. If you are thinking of all the antivax stuff with MMR I hope you know that it's all been disproven. The doctor that did that study not only did it incorrectly he was in conflict of interest. Meaning he was being paid by lawyers so that the lawyers could then go after the vaccine manufacturers.
Here is a link to CDC about the childhood vaccination schedule. It also has a 'catch up' schedule if for whatever reason your child gets their immunization delayed. It also has a section for safety and adverse affects and other miscellaneous information.
Here is another link about what to look for in a reaction to immunizations. It also talks about what to do.
None of my four children had any serious reaction. They were a little fussy and had a slight fever. That is normal.
Before I had children I used to work in a family doctor's office and gave a lot of adult and childhood immunizations and allergy shots. There were as far as I know no serious reactions.
I hope the links help.
Keri - posted on 04/16/2011
They did really well. Not even a fever this time. I wouldn't give any medication until they do have a fever though. Otherwise, if you gave medication before the shots, how would you know they had a reaction to it? Good luck!!
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