Baby Care Advice » Flu in Babies http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 WHY DO BABIES GET FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY ARE TEETHING? http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/ http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:29:21 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/

Question by jennsuzy:
Why do babies get flu-like symptoms when they are teething?

My son has been teething for the majority of the past 6 weeks, and I was wondering why it is that they get fevers and runny noses, among other miserable symptoms, when they are teething. My son had a fever on and off for about a week with his last set of teeth. Now he is got a terrible runny nose the past 3 days waiting for his 6th tooth to come through.

But he got his first 2 teeth at three months and they did not seem to bother him at all. I did not even know he was teething until the teeth were already through. No fevers, no crankiness. I wonder why those did not bother him, but now at 7-8 months they do bother him so much.


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Answer by mominohio
their bodies have to fight off any infection that might occur while the teeth are pushing through the gums. Just as older kids sometimes develop similar symptoms when they get in the “adult teeth”. I know when my molar came through I ran a 101 fever when i was 11 years old. When my wisdom teeth pushed through again i started running a fever everytime they would push through more.

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INFANTS AND THE FLU SHOT? WHAT HAPPENS IF AN INFANT GETS TO MANY DOSES OF THE FLU SHOT? http://birthpolicy.org/490/infants-and-the-flu-shot-what-happens-if-an-infant-gets-to-many-doses-of-the-flu-shot/ http://birthpolicy.org/490/infants-and-the-flu-shot-what-happens-if-an-infant-gets-to-many-doses-of-the-flu-shot/#comments Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:25:49 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/490/infants-and-the-flu-shot-what-happens-if-an-infant-gets-to-many-doses-of-the-flu-shot/ Question by laxson27:
Infants and the flu shot? What happens if an infant gets to many doses of the flu shot?

My 9 month old daughter went to the physician and they gave her half of the flu shot. But I remember the last time we were there they gave her that other half. So as far as I know she got one and a half. What could occur because of this, and what do I need to know?

Thanks,
Magon


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Answer by Precious
Ask the doctor. If you go to the same doctor, they should have it documented. I do not think anything will happen to her.

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SWINE FLU AND INFANTS OR NEWBORNS. ANYONE KNOW AN INFANT THAT HAD IT AND HOW BAD WAS IT? http://birthpolicy.org/463/swine-flu-and-infants-or-newborns-anyone-know-an-infant-that-had-it-and-how-bad-was-it/ http://birthpolicy.org/463/swine-flu-and-infants-or-newborns-anyone-know-an-infant-that-had-it-and-how-bad-was-it/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:25:51 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/463/swine-flu-and-infants-or-newborns-anyone-know-an-infant-that-had-it-and-how-bad-was-it/ Question by Farah G:
Swine flu and Infants or newborns. Anyone know an infant that had it and how bad was it?

Iwant to know if anyone knows an infant 3 months or younger that contracted swine flu and tell me how they handled it. I have a one month old and am terrified. I know newborns are at a high risk but weould like to hear if anyone knows newborns that handled it well.


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Answer by Hunter
They have a fairly massive risk because you have to be between ages of 2-49 to get the H1N1 vaccine the only infant i have heard of having it died. Good luck and Ill pray for you!

**may Jesus be with you and your baby**

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DOES NONE ELSE FEEL GUILTY ABOUT GETTING ALL SHOTS FOR THEIR BABIES AT ONCE? ALSO FLU SHOT FOR BABIES? http://birthpolicy.org/314/does-none-else-feel-guilty-about-getting-all-shots-for-their-babies-at-once-also-flu-shot-for-babies/ http://birthpolicy.org/314/does-none-else-feel-guilty-about-getting-all-shots-for-their-babies-at-once-also-flu-shot-for-babies/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 03:28:53 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/314/does-none-else-feel-guilty-about-getting-all-shots-for-their-babies-at-once-also-flu-shot-for-babies/ Question by J:
Does none else feel guilty about getting all shots for their babies at once? Also Flu Shot for babies?

My baby is 5 months old. I am getting ready for her 6month check up/vaccines. I wish that I had never aloud the physician to give her so many at one time in the past. Poor baby. I wish I had separated them. Also I have reservations about the flu shot. How do you all feel? I have read that it might contain mercury?


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Answer by j mother
I just asked a similar question. Our appointment for 6 month shot are on friday. And im not sure i want to get the flu shot with all the other shots. I might wait a week or two after.

Here is my question:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgVMM_28jv613d9l38R6DeR77hR.;_ylv=3?qid=20081015073703AAamSuv

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ARE YOUR BABIES GETTING FLU SHOTS? http://birthpolicy.org/271/are-your-babies-getting-flu-shots/ http://birthpolicy.org/271/are-your-babies-getting-flu-shots/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:03 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/271/are-your-babies-getting-flu-shots/ Question by Miley’s mama<3:
Are your babies getting flu shots?

A friend of mine’s daughter had her 6 month shots today, and they also gave her the flu shot. My husband and I are going to get our flu shots pretty soon, but I am sure if my daughter needs one too. She is 10 months now so last year she was too little, but now apparently she is old enough if they give them at 6 months but I am not sure if she should or not.
Will they give them to babies at the local pharmacy where they do the others, or would I need to make her an appt to get it done at the physicians office?
How many of you are getting your tiny ones flu shots this year?


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Answer by Tina has Twins
Our twins are now 2 and have had flu shots since they were just past 6 months old. Most pharmacies will not do it for kids so you would need to discuss with your pediatrician.

I would advocate speaking to your physician and weighing your risk factors specific to you. Our daughter has a heart defect and is more highly at risk when it comes to respiratory issues and things like the flu so we have decided that the good outweighs any risk in our household . . . she has been vaccinated along with your twin brother and both my husband and myself. We have never had a bad reaction.

Best wishes!

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IS IT SAFE TO USE THE AIR CONDITIONER WHEN AN INFANT HAS THE FLU? http://birthpolicy.org/215/is-it-safe-to-use-the-air-conditioner-when-an-infant-has-the-flu/ http://birthpolicy.org/215/is-it-safe-to-use-the-air-conditioner-when-an-infant-has-the-flu/#comments Sun, 24 Oct 2010 07:25:54 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/215/is-it-safe-to-use-the-air-conditioner-when-an-infant-has-the-flu/ Question by jenneth d:
Is it safe to use the air conditioner when an infant has the flu?

My relatives believe that turning off the aircon will let the infant sweat and the flu gets out faster. But in hospitals, air conditioners are always on.


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Answer by madiesmum
dont have her in direct line of aircon. baby should be ok. just dont let her get too cold.

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WILL YOU BE GIVING YOU INFANT THE FLU SHOT THIS YEAR? http://birthpolicy.org/189/will-you-be-giving-you-infant-the-flu-shot-this-year/ http://birthpolicy.org/189/will-you-be-giving-you-infant-the-flu-shot-this-year/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:33:02 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/189/will-you-be-giving-you-infant-the-flu-shot-this-year/ Question by Baby boy due March 7, 2010:
Will you be giving you infant the flu shot this year?

I have to decide if I want to get the flu shot for my 7 month old. Im just trying to do some research before I make the choice tomorrow. Are you going to have your infant get the shot if not why not?


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Answer by Robin
NO.
my son is 9 months old.
and i heard many bad things about
the flu shot and the H1N vaccine

the government is trying
to test people to see if they work
but they are not sure.

some stories have been on the news

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DO BABIES GET FLU SHOTS AND IS IT SAFE? http://birthpolicy.org/167/do-babies-get-flu-shots-and-is-it-safe/ http://birthpolicy.org/167/do-babies-get-flu-shots-and-is-it-safe/#comments Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:27:53 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/167/do-babies-get-flu-shots-and-is-it-safe/ Question by PrettyinPink:
Do babies get flu shots and is it safe?

If someone in your household has the flu can it be transmitted to the baby.


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Answer by qwerty
Yes.. babies are probably more vulnerable to viruses.

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WHAT ARE SOME INFANT FLU SHOT SIDE EFFECTS? http://birthpolicy.org/139/what-are-some-infant-flu-shot-side-effects/ http://birthpolicy.org/139/what-are-some-infant-flu-shot-side-effects/#comments Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:25:49 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/139/what-are-some-infant-flu-shot-side-effects/ Question by Amber T:
What are some infant flu shot side effects?

My 10 month old just got her second flu shot, and I am worried because she seems sick.
She has never been sick to this point.


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Answer by Med Tech
Hey Amber,

You’ve been lucky not having a sick baby for 10 months already! I hope that continues.

There are basically two types of vaccine, live attenuated vaccines and ‘killed’ vaccines. The live vaccines are a weaker strain of the disease virus that share surface antigens and so stimulate the immune system without causing disease. A ‘killed’ vaccine is a virus that has been denatured so that it can no longer cause disease but still has the antigens necessary to stimulate the immune response. Basically you can damage the DNA without destroying the coat antigens needed for a vaccine.
Most likely, your baby got the “killed” form from a shot. However, if she is sick there are emergency warning signs that need important medical attention including:

•Fast breathing or trouble breathing
•Bluish skin color
•Dehydration, or not drinking enough fluids
•Sluggish, not waking up or not interacting
•Irritability to the point that the child does not want to be held
•Flu like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
•Fever with a rash

You can read more at http://www.info2here.com

Hope she stays healthy, and I hope this helps!

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TWO FLU SHOTS FOR BABIES GETTING THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME? http://birthpolicy.org/115/two-flu-shots-for-babies-getting-them-for-the-first-time/ http://birthpolicy.org/115/two-flu-shots-for-babies-getting-them-for-the-first-time/#comments Fri, 10 Sep 2010 23:36:15 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/115/two-flu-shots-for-babies-getting-them-for-the-first-time/ Question by ChoobiesMom:
Two flu shots for babies getting them for the first time?

I heard that for babies getting the flu shot for the first time, they have to get two, one month apart.

However, my baby did not get her second shot last year, when she got the flu shot for the first time. Now that she is 16 months and got her flu shot again, should I take her back after a month and get the second shot, or does it not matter anymore?


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Answer by Sarah J
That is a question for your doctor.

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