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I WANT TO KNOW IF IT IS RIGHT TO ADMINISTER PARACETAMOL TO INFANTS BEFORE IMMUNIZATION VACCINES BECAUSE MANY MOTHERS DO THIS?
Paracetamol should be given AFTER ma ,not before
Please what are the immunizations a baby should take at 9 months?
At 9month your child is expected to take MEASLES AND YELLOW FEVER INJECTION
Does immunization changes the colour of baby poo? I'm asking because I noticed my baby poo is now greenish and somehow sticky sinc...
Greenish stools suggest inadequate feeding , starvation stools or may also be a reflection of some pigments in your own food or drug intake. Kindly breast feed exclusively on demand or at least every three hours and empty one breast thoroughly before switching to the next during feeding...Also kindly check your food and all intakes generally
Pls do I need to give baby paracetamol immediately after 9months immunization?
Kindly note that administering paracetamol after an immunization shot has to do with reducing fever associated with some vaccines side effects especially the PENTA or DPT but we don't have to take paracetamol for every immunization but then many don't know which is why especially at our health centres their practice of giving paracetamol at all immunizations, not necessary. Observe baby, if she develops fever above 37.5, give paracetamol.
Please I’m a first time mother, i went for 6 weeks immunization today and was told by the nurses to 'use either cotton wool or f...
No don't use SALTY WATER. PLAIN WATER with clean cloth is what the Dentists recommend
ImmunizationCan I use carrot oil on a baby of about 2months old?
Secondly is there an immunization done against hepatitis
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Is it a natural product?
Are you sure it's mild on baby's skin? If you
are sure then Pls go ahead or simply stay
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How long do I have to wait after 6 weeks immunization before administering pcm. And what is the quantity in ml for a 4.8kg baby?
Paracetamol dose is 15mg x weight of the baby. So your baby weight is 4.8kg that will be 72mg per dose. If you are using paracetamol drops which is 100mg in 1ml that will be 0.72ml....but if you are using the regular paracetamol syrup which is 120mg in 5ml, that will be 3ml
What dosage of paracetamol syrup can I give to my 10 weeks baby before going for immunisation?
Please give paracetamol after immunization if the baby develops temperature, if not no need to administer.
Since Tuesday that my baby went for immunization, she has been crying all day. Please what could be the cause?
Your baby will be fine. Which immunization did she take?
Good morning doctor, pls should a baby of 10weeks take paracetamol after immunization? Thanks.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Yes it is okay for a baby to take paracetamol to soothe his pain or calm fever after immunisation. The paracetamol should be given immediately AFTER the immunisation especially if s/he develops a fever.... So give one dose first AFTER the vaccination and if no subsequent fever, you can stop.
Pls, my baby was given both Penta and the other one on the same leg(right) at 10weeks, because I complained of the swelling on the...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Good day ma,"Penta injection is usually given deep into the muscles. One of the side effects is swollen/red injection site due to some mild bleeding into the muscle. It needs to be properly managed so it does not become infected and turn into an abscess. The simple treatment is to apply ice pack or small piece of ice block wrapped in handkerchief on it intermittently for the first 2 -3 days. It will go down. Also avoid too much handling of the affected limb as the site is usually sore. It should resolve in 2 – 3 days but if it persists and/or become bigger and soft with pus inside – that is an abscess, pls go back to the Hospital or Health Centre do it can be drained and additional treatment including antibiotics will be given
Please I will like to know if immunization can be given to a baby in the space of 3weeks. She had her Penta 2 and PCV 2 when she w...
Good day ma'am, your baby was supposed to take the Penta 2 and OPV2 at 10 weeks and not 11 weeks. They may not be aware that your baby is 11 weeks which was why they fixed her for that date. Kindly read the detailed information on immunization from the link below.
The first immunization that was given to my daughter on the left shoulder is swollen, what should I apply? she is 4 months now. Pl...
Dear mom, NORMAL reaction it will eventually resolve to become a scar! No need to worry about it
My baby has been sick and was treated for malaria and pneumonia. He will complete his treatment (Injections and drugs) today. Mean...
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Yes, he can take his immunization as long as his fever has subsided. But if the child is still having fever, you may want to hold on.
My baby has been crying since morning after taken a particular immunization. It is making us uncomfortable. He is 2months two week...
Remove his diaper and check his buttocks or where the injection was given if there is swelling. The swollen areas can make them cry a lot of times
Is it a must my baby take ROTAVIRUS during immunisation? This is because at my hospital it's 10k per 1, and we are taking two.
Rotavirus vaccine protects against rotavirus which is the leading cause of diarrhoea and vomitting in infants
My baby just collected her 10th-week immunization and I have given her paracetamol but she has been crying uncontrollably. Please...
You can also apply an ice pack to the injection site. She will be fine.
Please how do I confirm measles in an 18-month-old who was immunized at 9months? He has a fever and some rashes on his face with c...
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You have to take your baby to the hospital to confirm if it is measles or not. They are different kind of rash and it takes a doctor to physically examine to determine which kind is.
Please my baby will be exactly nine months tomorrow. Is she supposed to take the nine months immunization or she can take it a wee...
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Hello ma'am, good evening. Kindly take your child for the immunisation tomorrow.
My baby has rashes on the upper part of his arms and I noticed it few days after his 9months immunization. Please it over 2 weeks...
The rash needs to be ascertained before treatment. Kindly see a Paediatric Dermatologist for proper evaluation and management.