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Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 7:02am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

No tammy, I dont think so , its quite common to have a sensitve bump like that after any immunizations.
There is egg in MMR, but very very very phew very small. If a child has had a severe reaction to eggs its worth going to hospital to have the innoculation, just in case.
I think that immunizations are very important for allergic children.
William has had all his immunizations, even the MMR and he is egg allergic.

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 8:10am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My kids have both gotten sick a few days after going to the doctor on several occasions, whether they have had shots or not. I attribute it to the germs floating around the waiting room.

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 4:27pm
CVB in CA's picture
Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

I don't think it is just germs. When my kids were preschoolers they all went on each other's doctor's visits (and mine). I was not one of those terribly efficient types to schedule them at the same time for all. Only the kid getting shots would be guaranteed of getting an ear infection, etc.
Of course, maybe that ear thingy they use to look in the ears has a lot of germs on it? (I thought they cleaned those little cones?)Have to think about that.
My kid has two food allergies. His first PA reaction was the afternoon of an a.m. shot day. PA turned out to be a big deal. His first mango reaction was the evening of an a.m. shot day. Mango allergy is a minor allergy for him. After that we were done with shots until 5 years old.
At 5 nothing happened except illness, but we introduced no new foods and didn't eat anything like strawberries or shellfish.Immune system is also much more mature by then.
We skip the flu shot also. I don't like the mercury (How can they recommend this for 6 month olds?) and they will probably get sick after the shot with something else. Not worth it. There is always a strain running around not covered in the shot anyway.
I knew this was ancedotal when I originally posted it, but was curious if others had some of the same experience.
I just think you shouldn't kick a dog when it is down. When the immune system is very actively manufacturing new antibodies is maybe just not the time to introduce new foods.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 11:15am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

Okay guys since my original post a few days ago I have sufficiently worked myself up into a complete frenzy. My soon to be 5 month old is due for shots and I really think I should delay for awhile. I am going to interview some new pediatricians and let them know that they will have to deal with my requests of one shot per visit and letting me see the immunization vial.
Nothing I read seems to calm my nerves at all, instead it leads me to more questions and more sleepless nights.
Help. I obviously need a lot of it.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 2:00pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Well, if it is any comfort to anyone, my dd has had all her vaccinations, except for MMR, simply because it was around time for that one when we became aware fo her allergies. I was already leery of it for the autism reasons, and had/have some minor concerns about my dd's social development, loner tendencies and such. I just felt comfortable with delaying and using the egg allergy was good enough for me. It sounds like I really could do it, but feel better waiting for hr allergy to go away.
Never, after any shot was she more than a bit sleepy that day. Never a fever, never sick, never needed analgesics(I might have given some for prophylaxis once or twice, but do not recall). In fact she had a cold at 9 months, roseola at a year, and next illness was at 18 months(viral).
Her only health issues have been her food allergies and some eczema. Maybe that makes you feel better! Whwn she started really getting cold after cold was after stopping breastfeeding at 21 months, and starting preschool this year. becca

Posted on: Sat, 05/24/2003 - 4:59am
Nicole1401's picture
Joined: 12/27/2002 - 09:00

You posted that you only let your child get one vaccination per visit. This makes sense to me, but I have a few questions.
How far apart do you space the vaccinations? Does your doctor give you a hard time about this?
My first child has all of her vaccinations (until kindergarten) but our second child is due in 6 days so I'm wondering, with the family history of allergies, if I should do things differently this time.

Posted on: Sat, 05/24/2003 - 5:51am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

I actually found a new pediatrician that I like a lot. I interviewed her and let her know my concerns about vaccinations and she said she has a lot of parents now that request 1 vaccination per visit. She spaces them 1 month a part from each other unless the manufacturers state longer. I feel very comfortable about this so I took my baby to have 1 shot last week. I also go to a alternative medicine Doc and she does not do any invasive work so I feel comfortable with her too. I try to schedule visits with her before and /or after the vaccination.


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