I cannot comment on all the questions, but some of our readers may be abel to help you. Vaccination with a live vaccine like MMR is usually delayed for 2-3 months after a prolonged dose of steroids. There are no exact rules, it depends on the duration of the steroid therapy and the type of vaccine. The 18month vaccine usually includes DPT, polio and measles if your child did not have the MMR at 15 months. Calpol is perfectly safe to use before or after vaccination. Booster vaccinations are essential to ensure an optimal immune response. The chickenpox vaccine is nex to SA, but is used routinely in the USA. Because it is not routine it time of administration is not fixed in SA and you can discuss it with your vaccination centre. I would not advise the convocaine eardrops, but rather something to ensure that the nose is open during the flight and that she is given something to drink during take-off and landing to encourage equalisation of the pressure across the eardrum. I would not advise the regular use of anti-histamines at this age, not without very good reason.
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