How To Deal With Babies Aged 1 Month Of Fever After Immunization?
Good evening doctor. R nI want to ask my child who is 1 month 7 days old when I am 1 month old, is the BCG vaccine. The next day I had a fever for 2 days after it was cured. 2 days, how come I can get a fever again. Why? Then if the doctor gave him a drop. After taking the medicine, why do the eyes squint #kero hba glare why doctor. R n Please help. R n r nThank you in advance r n🙇
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The BCG vaccine is a vaccine that is generally given to newborns up to 2 months of age to produce immunity against tuberculosis. The way it works is by introducing the body to tuberculosis bacteria that have been modified so that it will stimulate the baby's immunity, but not to the point of actually getting tuberculosis.
The BCG vaccine rarely causes side effects. However, among the side effects of BCG vaccine is fever and the formation of lumps or injection marks at the injection site. This is what is likely to happen to your child, although that does not mean that your child has other infections, either in the digestive tract, respiratory tract or others. It's just that because it has only lasted two days and no other symptoms are followed, further tests will not provide meaningful information, which is why for a while your doctor gives fever-reducing drugs first. However, if the fever persists, becomes very high, or other symptoms occur in the form of seizures, weakness, diarrhea, or so on, don't hesitate to immediately return to check your child with a pediatrician.
In addition, the drugs you mentioned do not commonly have side effects of squinting or bulging eyes, so we suspect this is due to something else. It can be a normal condition, and it can also be a sign of abnormalities in the nerves, eye muscles, the impact of premature birth, vision problems and so on. We recommend that you consult an ophthalmologist to find out this.
Meanwhile, keep your child's fluid and nutritional needs by regularly giving breast milk, and you should have a body temperature meter or thermometer at home to ensure her body temperature degrees every 6 hours. We wish your child a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa