Childhood Diseases

Posted by: chanty | 2010/04/06




I would like to know why some doctors say a child/baby shouldnt have their immunization when they are on antibiotics and others say that it is fine, and I''ve also read a few articles that say that antibiotics are not a reason to defer an immunization.

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If a child is on antibiotics they must be ill in order for the doctor to have prescribed.It is not the antibiotics but the current illness that is the reason for a child not to have the immunization at that time.

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Posted by: Cate | 2010/04/08

If the child is sick it is possible that it has a temperature. Having the imminuzation often causes a healthy baby to get a small fever for a day or two so if the baby already has a fever it could get a lot worse which can then be quite dangerous for a small child, i.e. convulsions, etc.

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