How to reduce pain after vaccine shots?
High friends as parents you may be worried about your children like any other parent. Every one now a days knows the importance of the vaccinations. The world has seen the impact of vaccination in reducing the death rate and reducing the infant mortality rate and in general under 5 mortality rate.
Vaccinations Beyond doubt has increased the life span of human race across the world. The vaccination process starts right from the birth.
Most of the vaccines are given by injections. So, injecting a child, in fact young children may not feel so good for the new parents. Children do cry after the dosage. So the process though good in long term is painful for 1-3 days for parents too.
Here we have tried to show how to deal with the common side effects after the vaccinations and how to reduce pain after vaccine shots in a short video.
Most common side effects after vaccine shots are:
- Fever: Fever usually lasts for 1-3 days after vaccination. It usually decreases with paracetamol oral medicine and also with sponging the child with wet cloth. It is usually manageable at home does not need admission.
- Pain and swelling with redness at injection site: Pain and redness at injection site with swelling is usual after few injections. Usually may last for 1-3 days but can be managed at home with paracetamol and local cold compression.
- Irritability: It usually reduces by its own on 1-2 days.
- Crying: It may last for few hours after vaccination usually reduces by its own.
- Loss of appetite: It may last for 1-3 days after vaccination. Usually improves by its own. Feeding and breast feeding should be continued as usual.
- Loss of sleep: It may last for 1-3 days.
- Increased sleep: It may last for 1-3 days.
- Anaphylaxis is extremely rare side effect after vaccination. The facility providing you vaccination should be ready with the necessary skilled personnel and drugs and instruments to deal with the anaphylaxis.