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.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Complete to online survey and let us know your views on health and fitness to win.
Everyone loves a personalised Christmas present - especially those which have been lovingly created by little hands. These Christmas gifts are so easy that even your toddler will be able to make them.
Our friends at The Sun-Herald are giving you the chance to win a family pass to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
I?m not ready for my son to stop believing in Santa yet. But should I treat him like the intelligent and sensible boy that he is and tell the truth, or should I lie, with the good intentions of keeping the magic alive for just a little longer?
More than half a million lights, countless hours of work, a world record - and it's all for a good cause.
Doctors made a shocking discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside 16-month-old?s ear canal.
Introducing the new campaign to help mums and babies around Australia.
Despite safety campaigns by organisations such as Kidsafe, the number of children dying and being injured in driveway accidents has remained steady. One mother shares her story of loss and warns others to pay attention.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Fitness blogger and football wife Caroline Berg Eriksen has come under fire for posting a photo of her amazing post-baby body on Instrgram just four days after giving birth. She has defended the picture saying she is "proud" of what her body has achieved.
A pregnant woman had her baby taken by British social workers after a forced caesarean section - and the child has still not been returned to her.
When kids want something, they'll ask ... and ask ... and ask ... until you cave in. You can teach them to unlearn this annoying tactic by saying just three words.
Babies love getting their little gums around keys - but these ones are cleaner and more fun than the set on your key ring.
Top 5 Articles
Join Essential Baby and Aldi in celebrating Chrismas, with gift guides, the truth about Santa and how to manage christmas while pregnant + lots more.
Breaking Bad, The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones are all inspiring baby names in the UK this year ? but royal names are on the decline.
To celebrate the launch of this gorgeous new baby skincare range, Essential Baby is giving our readers the chance to win one of ten Little Bairn Essentials Gift Packs.
For a limited time you can save 50% off when you gift unlimited access to The Age or SMH. It's the gift for those you love, who love to know.
Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.
Get Christmas sorted with this prize bundle of a Playstation3 and Puppeteer game + a PSVita and Little Big Planet game. Enter Now!
Kids love their PILLOW PETS by day and are comforted sleeping with them by night. Enter now for your chance to win!
Here's a selection of vintage boys and girls monikers which have traditionally been used as either nicknames or given names, from the 1880s through to the 1950s.
Free Printable Activities
Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.