Jump to content
Asthma & Fluvax?
4 replies to this topic
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:37 PM
We have been advised to give DD the Fluvax this year ( she will have just turned 4yrs old)
She was diagnosed with Asthma in August last year and had 5 hospitalisations in 5 months and her Asthma is very viral/cold related.
What do others do?
I don't mind getting her vaccinated except I have had an allergic reaction to the fluvax in the past and was advised not to have it again.
Unfortunately DD comes from 2 parents who both have a wide range of allergies .
which makes me a little nervous.
She was fine with her scheduled vaccinations , except the chicken pox vax ( she was in the lucky 5% that broke out in spots, really high temps and unwell for about 4 weeks after)
I guess I'm just after some reassurance or not
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
As an asthmatic myself I think it's a good idea to have it. Given your family history I would have it through the GP rather than the council immunisation service and discuss your concerns first so they know you want to keep a close eye on her, I would also stay longer than the 15 minute minimum just to be sure.
I would rather take the small risk to have it done so that you know that she can have it again in future years.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:20 AM
My DS1 & DS3 have asthma. We have all had a fluvax since DS1 was hospitalized with the flu aged 7. He was so sick. It is very worth it.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:33 AM
I have asthma n soo does my 3 children..my older 2 have had fluvax a few times we have lots of allergies too! I would go for it n keep a close eye on her..my 16mth old i am so worried he will catch something n with his breathing ah
Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:10 PM
We have just spent 10 hrs in Emerg today with DD as she has a cold which has triggered an asthma attack again.
Will definitely be getting the fluxaz.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
The horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, killing 22 people and injuring many others, including children, has impacted people throughout the world.
Now you can have your baby or toddler's name printed on their Bonds Zippys.
A mum has taken to Facebook to warn parents of the dangers of a popular baby monitor after her daughter sustained a burn to her foot.
Children under the age of one should not be given fruit juice, according to new advice issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
One of the weirdest things about your little kids getting older, I find, is when they start to be able to hold full conversations with you.
Aspirin and early detection are helping to save the lives of Australian women and babies at risk of dying from the pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia.
Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.
A technique that effectively "unblocks" a woman's fallopian tubes by flushing them with liquid to help her conceive has been used for decades, with varying levels of success. Now a study has confirmed that the method significantly improves fertility, and that a certain type of fluid – one that is oil-based rather than water-based – shows strong results.
Chances are you've heard of body pump, but have you heard of belly pump?
It's a common problem faced by mums returning to work after an extended period of maternity leave. How do I account for the gap that years at home caring for babies has left in my resume?
Make sure you aren't eating while reading this post.
Top 5 Articles
From our network
Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.
Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.
Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.
Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.
See what names are trending this year.