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    Default Chicken pox vaxx side effects? Not on fact sheet?

    DS had his chicken pox vaxx yesterday and he is beyond grumpy today. Literally unbearable! Screaming, crying, tantrum after tantrum and he isn't usually like this.
    I don't know what to do? I think I might give him nurofen maybe? His temp is only 37.2 so not high at all.
    Was your child like this after the vaxx?

    I'm going mad! He doesn't want cuddles but I can move from his side! And he doesn't want any toys or treats. Grrr.

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    I had a cp vax yesterday... while Im not a kid I totally want to scream and carry on! I feel sleepy and irritable and the injection site is so sore and hot that I can't sit on it

    Poor little guy! I have no advice on how to help him though.... I hope he (and you!) feel better soon!

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    Thanks heaps so it's true you feel like rubbish after it.

    I might Give him some nurofen then maybe he is in some pain.

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    I'd give it to him He might be feeling sick , some Drs say you don't feel sick afterward, but I'm pretty sure I feel like crap!

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    my dd2 is getting hers on tues, she's 6m late for it but I've been putting it off as she reacts so much with them and I have to make dh do them cause I can't look... don't want her to get it anymore..


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    nurofen will help him with any pain he may have and also help calm him down. (I love panadol for that!)

    Poor mite. I have to get my little girl in for her's soon. =( Poor guy, poor mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinebrite View Post
    my dd2 is getting hers on tues, she's 6m late for it but I've been putting it off as she reacts so much with them and I have to make dh do them cause I can't look... don't want her to get it anymore..


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    Same with my son he reacts to everything and he is already a month late for it. I figure go through a few days of this rather then full blow out chicken pox where we can't leave the house and all that.

    This needle wasnt as bad as the others because it's just one and takes 1 second to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkyBarMum View Post
    nurofen will help him with any pain he may have and also help calm him down. (I love panadol for that!)

    Poor mite. I have to get my little girl in for her's soon. =( Poor guy, poor mum.
    Wish Panadol worked but it doesnt for my DS. Panadol doesnt work for me either.

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    Try nurofen. If it doesn't work and he's still not 100% tomorrow you could take him to the GP. Maybe he's sick and this isn't a vaccination side effect? My ds didn't have a reaction of note to his vaccination ... but did get chicken pox 2 days later . His cousin got chicken pox & spent time with my ds just before the spots came out ... so we rushed our ds off to the GP for vaccination (he was 17 months - 1 month before the vaccination was recommended). But, it was too late and he got the chicken pox anyway, although he wasn't too sick, probably due to the vaccination taking the edge off. Still had to spend over a week at home, which meant me or my dh taking time off work & being stuck at home with an irritable toddler - definitely recommend the vaccination to at least avoid the irritable toddler for a week! My dh got chicken pox as an adult (pre-vaccination) and he was extremely unwell for 3 weeks, so I'm a big advocate for the vaccination.

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    Hi,

    I immunise babies -

    Varlirix (chicken pox vax) side effects:
    Irritable, crying, unsettled
    Drowsy, tired
    Redness, swelling, hard lump, painful where needle given
    Loss of appetite
    headache
    Rash around the injection site (not contagious)
    mild temperature

    It can knock them around poor little bubs, but the side effects are nothing as bad as the disease or most importantly the serious complications of the disease which can happen with chickenpox (that goes for any immunisation) - is it worth the risk?. We come into contact with more bugs on a daily basis than what goes into a vaccination.

    Hope bubs is feeling better...get a check with the GP if you are worried or even call you state health phone number.

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