Obligatory Immunization For Babies With Spina Bifida?
Hello doctor … I am the mother of a baby with spina bifida. My daughter is only 11 days old. What I want to ask is if my daughter should still be immunized even though she has spina bifida
Hello, Umm Tuffah, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Spina bifida is a birth defect where there is a gap in the spine and spinal cord of the baby because there is a formation disorder while still in the womb. Treatment of spina bifida depends on the type, severity and condition of the patient. It can be done with surgery, then followed by therapy to help patients in carrying out daily activities, use of assistive devices (for example for walking), and handling drugs (or non-drugs) that can reduce the impact of spina bifida (for example disorders urination, indigestion, walking disorders, etc. Parents should be extra attentive and have enough time because the treatment of children with spina bifida cannot be said to be easy. Routine control to the doctor as recommended is a must.
Immunization is still needed for children with spina bifida, to prevent infection and increase their immunity. Consult this to ensure the condition of the child that the child can join the government immunization program. Each vaccine has different contraindications, so it should be checked with a doctor to determine whether immunization contraindications or not.
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