Common side effects following vaccination include local reactions such as redness, swelling, or tenderness at the site of injection and fever less than 101 degrees F. It is okay to apply a cool soak to the area, give Tylenol or Ibuprofen (older than 6 months of age) if fussy or uncomfortable. If the symptoms persist more than 48 hours, call our office for advice or an appointment. Refer to your vaccine handouts for further information on side effects for each vaccine. For MMR and Chicken Pox, it is possible to have a delayed fever and possibly rash that starts 6-12 days after the vaccine. Call if this occurs or there are any concerns.
Newborns with colic have long-lasting periods of crying and fussing. The cause of colic is unknown but is probably related to the baby’s temperament. It occurs in infants from birth to age 3 months.