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What to expect after MMR?

(7 Posts)
Ilovechickenpie Sun 03-Jul-11 22:08:39

Hi, just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what to expect (usual side effects) from the MMR? DD is due MMR on Thursday and we go away 9 days later, I we likely to see side effects after a week?

sprinkles77 Sun 03-Jul-11 22:23:06

DS had virtually no symptoms after his MMR. I gave him a dose of nurafen half an hour before, and the same 8 hrs later. He had a runny nose for a few days but he was also teething. I'd make sure you take some calpol and some nurafen away with you, but not to worry.

LordOfTheFlies Sun 03-Jul-11 22:23:21

As far as I can remember we had none (DS is 11, DD is 9) so it was a while back
I do remember when DS was due for his there was all that press coverage about side effects and single dose injections.

Certainly didn't have the 'nappies from hell style pooh' that we had from the 1st jabs ( is it 6 wks)

Calpol and chocolate I seem to remember!

Sidge Sun 03-Jul-11 22:25:30

Some children get a fever and feel off colour, which can last 24-48 hours after the jab.

Then some children get more side effects 7-14 days later - they may get another fever, some children get a fine pink rash (it's not infectious and shouldn't bother them at all) and some get a swelling of the glands behind the ears.

Take liquid paracetamol away with you!

NumptyMum Sun 03-Jul-11 22:30:52

I think it takes a while for effects to show up; quick search on the internet suggests 5-10 days but could even be as much as 12 days later that she might get a fever and/or rash:
www.healthtalkonline.org/other_conditions/Immunisation/Topic/2069/
www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/health/rashaftermmr/
Make sure you have medicine with you just in case! (ie Paracetmol/ibuprofen.

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 04-Jul-11 05:35:33

DD had her around 13 months IIRC. She had no rash or temperature.

howabout Mon 04-Jul-11 05:54:46

I know most have no symptons at all but since you are asking I thought I should share my experience with it. I would caution against having it before you go away. Both my DDs had "nappies from hell" with it and were feverish and unwell for about a week before a measles type rash appeared at about 9 days afterwards. This made for a horrible Christmas day with DD2 as I was really worried about her and health professionals are not very available for reassurance over the festive period.
Can you not reschedule it for when you come back?

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