My daughter has a fever two weeks after a measles vaccine

Samantha - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter had a measles mumps and rubella vaccine and an hinh vaccine two weeks ago and she has been running a low grade fever for a couple days now. today the fever is 102 should I be worrie dthat it is a reaction? The pamphlet said that side effects surface after 7 to 14 days.

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Melaina - posted on 02/18/2010

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That's actually really normal a couple of weeks after the mmr vaccine. Like Alison says, it's not anything to worry about unless it persists or gets too high. :)

Alison - posted on 02/17/2010

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Whether it is a reaction to the vaccine or some other virus (both of my girls recently had colds that started off with a high fever), she doesn't need to see a doctor unless the fever increases, she becomes limp or the fever persists for more than 3 days. Give her some Motrin and plenty of fluids and wait it out.

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