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MMR what to expect?

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REIDmylips Wed 03-Oct-07 21:32:43

Thas probably been done before (sorry if it has) but i was just wondering if anyone had any advice re: ds having his mmr. I mean how it affected you los after having it. Grumpyness, pain, temperature etc. If so does anyone have any advice so that i can prepare myself in advance?


CristinaTheAstonishing Wed 03-Oct-07 21:35:31

Have some Calpol in the house.

My DS reacted badly to it (poorly for a while & very grumpy) but DD didn't bat an eyelid.

Good luck, you'll be relieved when it's over and done with.

feetheart Wed 03-Oct-07 21:41:04

Second the Calpol though gin might have been more helpful grin

Both of mine were fine afterwards but DD developed an impressive measles reaction later (can't remember if it is supposed to be 10 days or 3 weeks after, sorry!) Covered from head to toe though she wasn't poorly. Made some great photos though - bad Mummy!!
DS sailed through it.

nightshade Wed 03-Oct-07 21:42:15

absolutely no reaction from mine two weeks ago.

REIDmylips Wed 03-Oct-07 21:42:51

have stocked up on the calprofen and calpol!! ds reacted badly to first injection, yet didnt bother with the second, i'm trying to be the optimist smile

Howdydoody Wed 03-Oct-07 21:50:57

My sons were done yesterday, one has been grumpy and coughing a bit today so I have dosed him with nurofen, the other has been as right as rain.

dinny Wed 03-Oct-07 21:52:40

ds had single measles last week and is definitely under weather atm - just the usual Calpol, fluids, cuddling.

fangsandflash Wed 03-Oct-07 21:54:17

Mine had no reactions at all and ds2 had his in hospital as he was wallergic to eggs - still no reaction. We even went en masse for moral support and toys to give them but neither batted an eyelid!

fangsandflash Wed 03-Oct-07 21:54:36

the egg thing doesn't apply anymore btw!

dinny Wed 03-Oct-07 21:55:58

Fangs - doesn't apply? Cos he's not allergic any more?

fangsandflash Wed 03-Oct-07 22:00:06

They used to grow the 'stuff'(very technical term alert) on eggs but they don't anymore apparently. DS2 has grown out of his egg allergy - we had to go to the hosp for allergy test and it had gone so they gave him mmr. But even if he was still allergic they would have given it and monitored him.

dinny Thu 04-Oct-07 09:15:34

they use either chick-embryo or human diploid cells, I believe

RubyShivers Thu 04-Oct-07 09:25:12

You need to watch for a reaction at 7 - 10 days after the injection
they can get the fever and a measles type rash
My DS had no reaction whatsoever

BlackberryCrumble Thu 04-Oct-07 09:38:48

My 2 dds had no reaction at all to their MMR jabs but ds had the normal measles reaction between 7-10 days (grumpy, fever etc) and a reaction to the mumps part of the vaccine at 10 days and then 3 weeks post jab. He swelled up on one side of his jaw for a few days each time. It's not a common reaction but something to be aware of. Hope that helps!

dinny Fri 05-Oct-07 12:36:01

ds had his first single measles 8 days ago and is very grumpy yesterday/today, with bit of a fever (38.1), headache, pale etc - how long can I expect it to last, anyone know? thanks.

dd had her single measles booster and is also pale and below par with a cough starting.

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