Advice on Shots?

Brooke - posted on 06/14/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




My son had his 2 month shots yesterday and ran a fever now the nurse said that was normal but he has been fussy and just seems very uncomfortable today and has hardly eaten all day. Does the shots have anything to do with this?


Tara - posted on 06/14/2011




I expect so. My daughters had some mild discomfort and fussiness after all of their shots. All I did was make them as comfortable as possible with Baby Tylenol or a warm bath to ease their discomfort and encouraged them to eat as much as they could. Both girls were fine within 48 hours - they were just uncomfortable.
If your son suddenly starts spiking a fever, has vomiting/diarrhea or a rash appear, or doesn't seem to improve after another 24 hours you could take him in to your doctor just for you peace of mind.
Honestly though, a bit of discomfort and fussiness is perfectly normal after immunizations - happens even when you get your adult boosters.


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Brooke - posted on 06/15/2011




Thank you ladies! ya'lls advice and comments really helped. Being a new mom I'm still getting the hang of everything, but I'm relieved it's common and wasn't just my son. But he was horrible at his babysitter's yesterday but fine when he got home and is just great today! Thank ya'll for your help! (:

Kate CP - posted on 06/15/2011




Yep, it's a reaction to the vaccines. It's very normal and he'll probably be fine later today or tomorrow. He's just not feeling great so he's going to be fussy. Keep him cool, snuggle with him if he wants it, and try to keep the house calm and quiet. He'll probably be just fine. Call your doctor if you're worried. :)

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I seriously think they do...I hate shots. This is the ONLY time my son gets sick. Bold statement...but true. He's never had a runny nose, never thrown cough, unless he has been in for shots.
I was told by the nurse to give my son some Tylenol BEFORE I came in for his shots. This way it was already working in his system before they added the vaccines.
Sometimes he gets a HUGE softball sized lump in his little thigh where the shots were administered. The last one even made him limp for a few days.
Somehow it feels wrong...I don't like MAKING my baby sick...nobody does. But...look at the other side of the fence, and it would be MUCH worse to have your child seriously ILL with something that could have been suffering through two days of "icky"

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