What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine in toddlers?

What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine in toddlers?

Possible Risks of the MMR Vaccine Mild to moderate side effects can happen, such as rash, fever, swollen cheeks, febrile seizures, and mild joint pain.

What is a serious reaction to MMR vaccine?

An allergic reaction could occur after the vaccinated person leaves the clinic. If you see signs of a severe allergic reaction (hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, or weakness), call 9-1-1 and get the person to the nearest hospital.

How common is rash after MMR vaccine?

About 5 percent of children develop a rash after receiving the MMR vaccine, but the reaction is usually mild, transient, and doesn’t require treatment. The rash can appear anytime between three days to 1 month after the vaccination, although it usually shows up around the seventh to twelfth day following the vaccine.

Can I take a bath after MMR vaccine?

They can be given a bath as normal. If the injection site is red and warm to touch, you can put a cool wet cloth (not an ice pack) on their leg or arm.

Can I put ice on my arm after Covid vaccine?

Apply a clean, cool, and wet cloth (or some ice) over the arm after the vaccination to reduce the pain. One can also do mild exercise or use the arm for light activities to further lessen the pain and discomfort.

When should I call the doctor after MMR vaccine?

Your child may get a mild rash after the MMR vaccine. It usually goes away without treatment. Call your doctor if the rash does not go away or it gets worse.

Is rash after MMR vaccine contagious?

If a child develops a rash after getting the MMR vaccine, is he contagious? Transmission of the vaccine viruses does not occur from a vaccinated person, including those who develop a rash. No special precautions (e.g., exclusion from school or work) need be taken.

How long does an MMR vaccine rash last?

Measles Vaccine (part of MMR): The measles shot can cause a fever (10% of children) and rash (5% of children). This occurs about 6 to 12 days after the shot. Mild fever under 103° F (39.5°C) in 10% and lasts 2 or 3 days. The mild pink rash is mainly on the trunk and lasts 2 or 3 days.

How do you treat an MMR rash?

Put ice or a cold pack on the area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. Your child may get a mild rash after the MMR vaccine. It usually goes away without treatment.

What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome?

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) can affect children (MIS-C) and adults (MIS-A). MIS is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 in which different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

When should I be concerned about a rash on my toddler’s face?

If your child has a rash of small, bright-red or purple spots or bruises that do not turn white (blanch) when you push on them, along with a fever, headache, stiff neck or back pain, seek medical advice immediately from your GP or nearest hospital emergency department.

  • August 5, 2022