Childhood Diseases

Posted by: topaz_sa | 2009-08-13


What is considered a fever

Hi doc, thank you for your advise regarding how much milk my 13 month old should be drinking.

I took her to the clinic yesterday, to get weighed and get her prevenol vaccination. She gained 100g in a month.

Sorry for rambling. My question is, what is considered a fever in a 1 year old. She had her vaccination at about 16:30, and we took her temp at about 18:30 and it was 37.5. Can the vaccination cause the high temp so soon after getting it?

We gave her panado, which helped with the temp, but she still didn' t drink much milk before putting her to bed.

Thank you so much for your help.

Expert's Reply



Anything above 37 degrees is considered to be a raised temeperature.Yes this mild fever may be due to the immunisation she had a few hours earlier. Panado is the safe way to treat your baby's mild fever.

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Posted by: andy | 2009-08-13

Hi Dear, I know your question is directed to the paed but I just wanted to share my experience.

The immunisations does cause a fever at times. Certain clinics even give you panado syrup to use if it does happen.
I' m not sure what is considered a fever medically but I usually give panado syrup if the temp is above 37 and the forehead is a bit warm.

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