Some infants suffer from many health problems, including an increase in their body temperature after vaccination, which causes some mothers to worry and fear and leaves them confused about how to deal with this problem.

Do they visit a doctor? Or do they deal with this problem alone? Is an infant's temperature rising after vaccination a cause for concern, or is this normal for this to happen? How can this problem be overcome?

All these questions and more will be answered in this comprehensive article about dealing with an infant high temperature after vaccination.

Why does an infant's temperature rise after vaccination?

Before we know the reason, let us agree that the child is vaccinated to gain immunity against diseases, through which the body receives dead germs that do not cause disease or germs that have been weakened, so that the body learns about the disease and how to resist it.
A fever after vaccination in infants can be considered normal and should not be worried about. It represents a natural side effect of vaccination, because it is a good indication of your child's immune system's response to vaccination.
But this is not absolute, as sometimes this can be a negative sign and require immediate treatment.

    When can a fever after vaccination in infants be considered abnormal?

    We can divide cases of high temperature in an infant after vaccination into:

    1. Normal condition: The temperature is between 37.8 to 39 degrees Celsius and remains high for two days.
    2. An abnormal condition: in which the infant’s body temperature rises above 39 degrees Celsius, and in this case rapid treatment is required.

    How can an infant's temperature be reduced after vaccination?

    Here are some tips and instructions to help infant fever treatment:

    • Use cold compresses that will help reduce the body temperature, preferably under the neck and under the armpits.
    • You should drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
    • Reducing the layers of clothing, especially in the summer for children over three months.
    • Cool the child’s body by bathing with cold water.
    • Taking fever-reducing medications. “It is preferable to consult a doctor before doing this.”
    • Continue to breastfeed the child in the required amount.
    • Use cold compresses on the vaccination site.
    • Keep the place well ventilated.
    • If you do not find any noticeable improvement after exhausting all previous solutions, you should visit a doctor immediately.

      When should you visit a doctor?

      There are some symptoms that require an immediate visit to the pediatrician when they appear as the infant’s temperature rises after vaccination:

      • The temperature continues to rise for more than two days.
      • The infant’s body temperature exceeds 39 degrees Celsius.
      • Crying around the clock or for long periods of more than 3 hours continuously.
      •  Crying and screaming in a different way than usual.
      • The appearance of pink or red spots in different areas of the body.
      • Flatulence
      • Swelling of the face, lips, and tongue.
      • Vomiting and diarrhea
      • If you notice blood in your child’s stool.
      • Seizures (baby shaking abnormally)
      • Sleepiness most of the time and difficulty waking up the child to eat.
      •  Suffering from pain in the stomach, ears, and extremities.
      •  If the high temperature is accompanied by shortness of breath.

        All of these indicators mean that it is necessary to visit a pediatrician to diagnose the problem in your infant, so do not neglect this in order to preserve your child’s safety.

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