Rules For Taking Drugs After Immunization?
I want to ask the rules for taking medication from the midwife during immunization, how many times, then what is the fever-reducing medication for the newly immunized child?
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One of the most common side effects that appear after immunization is fever. Not only that, various follow-up events after immunization (KIPI) can also occur, depending on the type of immunization given, such as skin rashes, swelling or pain in the former injection, shortness, nausea, vomiting, fussing, difficulty eating and drinking, difficulty sleeping , seizures, and so on. Sometimes, KIPI is not directly related to the immunization given, even though it occurs at a time close to the immunization.
After immunization, health workers will often give medicines. These drugs can have various functions, can be to relieve fever, or also to deal with other complaints tailored to the health conditions of your child when immunized. Therefore, the most aware of the number of times the drug must be consumed must be medical personnel who examine your child directly when immunized. If you are not well explained as to how to consume the drug, our advice, you go back to check your child to the nearest doctor or pediatrician, while bringing the medicine given to you before, so that the correct explanation is given.
A fever reliever should only be given if the child has a fever after immunization. As for what is said fever is when a child's body temperature rises more than 37.5 degrees Celsius. So, you should measure your child's body temperature regularly, every 3-5 hours to determine whether your child really has a fever and needs to be given a fever reliever. There are a variety of options for reducing fever that can be given to children. Frequently, after immunization, the doctor has given you this drug. But if not, you can give your child paracetamol as a fever reliever. Also reduce your child's fever with a lot of breastfeeding children, compress the child's neck and armpits with warm water, also increase physical contact skin to skin with children.
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