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DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

What is the DTP vaccine

This shot is given to immunize your child against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). 

Will my child have any reactions to this vaccine

Your child may have mild to moderate reactions to the whooping cough vaccine, but these do not pose a serious problem. The most common reactions are: pain at the injection site, mild fever, irritability, swelling and redness at the site, drowsiness, loss of appetite and vomiting. Just to be on the safe side though, get your doctor to give your baby a thorough checkup to ensure that she is not developing an illness. Closely observe your baby for 72 hours after she has been vaccinated, and report any severe reactions to the doctor immediately. Tell your doctor about any previous reactions to the vaccine when the next DTP is scheduled.

When should I call my doctor

You need to call the doctor if your baby has been crying in a high pitch continuously for more than three hours. Your baby may also be difficult to wake up and be unusually limp and pale. She may have convulsions and her rectal temperature could be higher than 104.9 degrees fahrenheit. Convulsions or changes in the level of consciousness are symptomatic of brain inflammation. These may not develop until after a week of the immunization.

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