Proper preparation of the baby for vaccination. What are the nuances to consider before vaccination?
Vaccinations are an effective means of protecting a young child from serious ailments that can cause irreparable harm to the health of the baby. Diseases such as pertussis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, measles, and tuberculosis require mandatory vaccination. The vaccination can sometimes give unexpected complications, and this often scares parents. Adults should decide for themselves whether to vaccinate the child or not. If the answer is positive, then several rules must be learned in order to minimize harm and bring the maximum benefit to the small organism.
If you were given an inoculation at a children’s polyclinic, you must tell the doctor about the condition of the baby. If the child has a bad appetite, if the baby is restlessly asleep, has suffered any disease, there is a rash on the skin and so on. Any trifle should be known to a specialist, and only this will ensure that everything passes without complications. Take this as seriously as possible, since only you are responsible for the health of your child. Below are all the points that young mothers will need to pay their attention to when preparing a child for vaccination.
This is necessary to make sure that the child is doing well with his health and there are no hidden diseases that can give complications. If the doctors do not send you for analysis, find out why they do not. Ask the expert in detail what is the reason for his decision. Be sure to insist on a blood test, as it can show all the deviations and prevent a negative reaction of the body to the vaccine. (on this topic: how to take blood from a vein for analysis in an infant)
3-4 days before the introduction of the vaccine, it is necessary to stop visiting the kindergarten so that the child does not catch a cold or any other disease there. If the incubation period is several days, then on the day of vaccination the disease can manifest itself and, in combination with the drug, give serious complications. On the eve of visiting the children’s polyclinic is not recommended to walk with the child in places of mass concentrations of people. It is best to stay at home these days.
Many children have allergic reactions to a product that provoke a rash and itching on the skin (about food allergy here). The doctor can prescribe a few days before the vaccination, taking antihistamines (tavegil, suprastin and others), which will help eliminate symptoms. Take the drug is necessary on the day of vaccination and two days after it. Dosage is prescribed by a specialist, depending on the nature of the baby’s allergy, weight and age. Do not take any medication yourself, as this is fraught with your child’s health. But in order to reduce the risk of allergies, the mother may start giving the baby a high dose of calcium preparations several days before the vaccination.
In good weather, take a walk with the baby after vaccination for about an hour in the hospital area and observe his reaction. If the child's behavior is alarming, immediately go to the doctor. At home, do not soak the injection site, as this can give a reaction. Observe your baby and in case of complications such as vomiting and high body temperature call an ambulance or a local doctor.
Take the vaccination process very seriously, because the health of your child depends on it. Follow the recommendations above, and vaccination will definitely benefit the baby.
Preparation for vaccination; Dr. Komarovsky's School
Actions after vaccination; Dr. Komarovsky's School