My 14 month DD had her MMR last Tuesday. No side effects at all for a week, then about 8 days later she was a bit cranky and off her food (v unusual). The next day she didn't want to eat anything and by the evening was running a v high temp.
When it hit 39.2 we took her to the GP at the local A&E (on advice from duty doc on phone).
Doc at A&E completely dismissed the possibility that it was linked to the jab - I think because he mistakenly thought I was worried about other 'side effects' i.e. autism etc.
But NHS website itself says measles part of jab can have an effect 8-10 days later.
Her temp is down now but she's got spots around her neck.
My instinct says it's the measles bit of the jab and that as long as I keep her temp down with Calpol, give her plenty to drink and just keep an eye on it, she'll be fine.
The more paranoid part of me thinks I should take her to the doctors.
Has anyone else's DC had a reaction like this? How long did it last?
I have no personal experience but as far as I know you can have a mild measles 8-10 days following MMR and this is a known reaction. Rather odd that the doctor at A&E denied this. Hope she feels better soon, if youre worried about her call a doctor.
Had this with DS and DD2. Each had different GPs and they both denied any connection. I'm medical too and was concerened enough to take them to the GP for this. Also I'd already given them the jabs so could have expected quite reasonable attitude from me. In short, yes, and it's awful while it lasts. (No spots that I can remember, though, and DD2's was recent so can still remember a bit.)
My dd had the singles measles jab and exactly 8 days later she was really ill for 5/6 days. You name it she had it! High temp, V&D, rash, cold etc. I was so worried at the time but she was back on form very quickly.
I think the fever after 7-10 days is fairly common. My DS had his jab at 15 months. He was fine initially (did a few night-time runny poos, which he had not done since a baby!) but on about day 7 or 8, he had a high temperature for one day but that was it! The spots do sound like a mild case of measles from the vaccine. I wouldn't worry too much unless her fever remains high for a few days. Trust your mummy instincts! Hope your DD feels better soon.
I'm a practice nurse who gives the MMR and yes your symptoms are ones to be xpected. i always tell all my mums to expect the measles part of the vaccine to kick in between 5-10 days, symptoms can include fever. lethargy, decreased appetite and a 'measles like rash'. I advise that this is not contagious and if well enough baby can still go to nursery etc. Calpol and lots of cuddles are prescribed. Sorry this was not explained to you at your appt. Hope your child feels better soon.
My DD (now 6yo) has had some quite nasty reactions to two or three vaccinations but not to all of them. After one she vomited, was feverish, vomited again, passed out in my car and then slept for a straight 15 hours after which she was fine but cranky and had a raised area about 15 cm diameter at the vaccination site. On this occasion the doctor said it is within the range of "normal but unusual reactions" to a vaccination. Can't remember if that was MMR though. Mind you, she has a mild egg allergy and we now avoid (and pay extra for!) vaccines that have not been cultured in egg albumen in order to minimise any future reactions.
this definitely happened with dd1, she was really quite ill and clingy until a fortnight after the jab, and she had a mild rash. i took great comfort from it, in the sense that it seems to indicate that she will be immune.
Yup, dd had it too. Was told to expect it. Was in all the leaflets I was given. 7-10 days afterwards expect a fever, loss of appetite, crankiness and perhaps a measles type rash.
Also from the school of not medicating a temp. I medicate for pain or discomfort but a temp is the body doing its job. Convulsion risk from a rapid rise of temp, not the temp itself and have always adopted other ways of keeping the child comfortable ie loose clothing, fans, lots of drinks.
re calpol and temp - when DD was 18 months she very very seriously ill in hospital one of her symptoms was high temp ( although atthat time we were not sure what the actual illness was). I explained to the hospital that I had never given her calpol and didn't especially wantto try it for the first time at that point. The Drs were quite happy to continue with monitoring her temp and keeping her cool. They assured me that it was just as effective. As long as she was watched closely. ( she still doesn't have it )
My DS was very ill after his MMR ( and did actually then develop ASD symptoms -) but his illness was not the one you describe. I am sure your little one will be feeling much better soon.
he had an ear infection, treated with antibiotics (and the symptoms suppressed with paracetamol) which plainly suppressed it but didn't get rid of it, whilst at the same time the antibiotics would have affected his nutrition and digestive system
the normal course is then, more ear infections, more antibiotics, more diarrhoea, and so on and so forth, how often have i heard this happening with babies under one
however he had another ear infection, which his own body was allowed to rid itself of, completely