Side Effects Of DPT 1 Immunization In Infants Aged 2 Months?

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my child was born prematurely with a weight of 2.2 kg. 2 months and 11 days of age get DPT 1memang already been told before the child will become fussy and fever so given the drug. but the next morning after waking up I felt my child’s eyes become a bit squinted, is that one of the effects of the DPT immunization? then how to cure it so that my child’s eyes don’t squint

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Premature babies are born at less than 37 weeks' gestation and are usually accompanied by a body weight of less than 2500 grams. Premature babies still have to get immunizations according to their chronological age. Effectiveness will generally be the same as for babies born at term.
DPT immunization is useful to provide immunity against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. The immunization is the fastest when the baby is 6 weeks old, with a recommended schedule when the baby is 2 months, 3 months and 4 months.
Post-immunization, there will often be follow-up events after immunization (KIPI). Kipi after DTP immunization will occur immediately after immunization including local reactions at the injection site such as pain, swelling, redness, rather hard lumps, high fever and children who are slightly fussy after immunization. If you have a fever, a fever reliever like Paracetamol can be given according to the recommended dosage so that the baby feels comfortable.
Until now there have been no case reports related to the emergence of cross-eyed post-immunization. Generally, immunization will cause KIPI whose management is easily overcome in the nearest health service. However, please note that squinting is quite closely related to prematurity in infants. Premature babies have a high risk of eye problems, including retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a condition of blood vessel abnormalities in the retina of the eye. This ROP most often causes vision problems in premature babies. ROP can also trigger the onset of infantile strabismus / eye squint in infants due to weakness in the muscles of the eyeball.
Therefore, I suggest that you check the condition of your baby to a pediatrician to conduct a more thorough evaluation and selection of appropriate management.
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