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    Shots and fever reducer

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    Cameron has an appointment at 2:30 and they are giving him his second Hep B shot. I know I should give him some PediaCare before we go, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to give it to him an hour before or half an hour before.
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    After, because taking it before can mask potential reactions that you may need to know about.


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    Ooooh. Good to know! Thanks!
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    I always do it after. And as soon as they hit 6 months the motrin worked better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    I always do it after. And as soon as they hit 6 months the motrin worked better.
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    After, because taking it before can mask potential reactions that you may need to know about.
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    My doctor told me that it is better to see if they NEED it, as the shots will work better if you don't give the pain relief. He also told me to breast feed before and after the shots as it would m ake it not hurt him as bad
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    Yeah, that's what our doctor said too. He wanted to eat right before the doctor came in, so that worked out good. He's sleeping now, and I'm sure he'll be hungry when he wakes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikatoka View Post
    My doctor told me that it is better to see if they NEED it, as the shots will work better if you don't give the pain relief. He also told me to breast feed before and after the shots as it would m ake it not hurt him as bad
    Yeah... we didn't BF. Both kids always spiked super high temps after vaccines (over 103 in both of them) so I medicate right away. Not worth risking a seizure. And DS broke out in hives last year within 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    Yeah... we didn't BF. Both kids always spiked super high temps after vaccines (over 103 in both of them) so I medicate right away. Not worth risking a seizure. And DS broke out in hives last year within 30 minutes.
    Umm... I'm sorry?
    I just know what my doctor told me to do, and I shared it. If your kids need it, then give it. If they don't actually NEED it, then don't give it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikatoka View Post
    Umm... I'm sorry?
    I just know what my doctor told me to do, and I shared it. If your kids need it, then give it. If they don't actually NEED it, then don't give it.
    Nevermind. Not sure how it came across rude, but I guess it did by your response. Sorry.

    Bottom line, every kid is different. Do what you think your kid needs.
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