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Old 09-13-2006, 09:33 PM   #11
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I don't know you're situation. Are you a SAHM? Does your kiddo go to daycare? How social/out and about are you? If you're child is going to be around others often, I'd go ahead and get it. What with the recent mumps outbreak and everything. There's be a measels outbreak near here lately too. I delay vax based on what I think he'll be most apt to be exposed to.

Does the ezcema go away fast? Is it really bad? I know vit. C can make ezcema sufferers break out badly. Anytime my DH takes it, he gets just terrible!

It's a hard decision and I don't have much advice. I'd just write a list of pros and cons and go with whichever wins out.

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Old 09-14-2006, 09:46 AM   #12
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i have no advice on the vaccine, but i did have to comment on sesame though. ds was diagnosed with a peanut allergy when he was a couple months old, he was tested because of his eczema. no i was not feeding him food, they just wanted to see why his eczema was so bad. anyways, they told me to stear clear of sesame because people with peanut allergies are more often than not allergic to sesame the same way. did they test dd for peanuts??????

Yes, she was tested for peanuts because my dh is allergic to peanuts (and tree nuts and fish). She was negative for all those but her allergist doesn't want her to try peanuts until she is at least 3 yo. I also stay away from all her allergens and peanuts because I'm still nursing her. Sorry about your ds's allergy, I know through dh how hard it is!
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:11 PM   #13
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Re: MMR question for vaxers and non

I'm delaying my youngest's MMR.. for other reasons... but IMO her risk of contracting any of the diseases it prevents is really low where we live, (no outbreaks and she is not in daycare) etc..

My nephew had a bad egg allegry, too. He outgrew his about 3 or 4 years old and then got his MMR.. hopefully the same will happen with your dc?
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Re: MMR question for vaxers and non

Just wanted to say that eczema is a sign of autoimmune dsyfunction. If her eczema is worsening after a vaccine, that is a sign that her immune system is not strong enough to rally up to fight off the pathogens in the vaccine. I would strongly suggest you look into natural ways of building up her immune system, avoiding dangerous pathogens for the time being, and stop vaxing, at least for the time being (do a LOT of research, you may need to stop for good). For her, the risks just may not outweigh the benefits.
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I have three boys and I am pro-vax. I have vaxed all three. The mmr scares me. I am holding off(possibly) till my 7 month old is three. My second son got it when he was 12 months and had a reaction. Ds was a very sickly child, asphyxia at borth, reflux, bradycardia, apnea, rsv-the list goes on. So his circumstances are a little different. But the day he got his mmr he looked like he was having mini seizures. We took him in and they sent him to have an eeg-it was normal. He continued to do it so they did a prolonged eeg and caught him doing it on videotape. I was not seizures or tics. I spoke to the top pediatric neurologist in the state and she said it was shuddering attacks. He did it for a few months and dosen't do it. In my extensive research of non-biased info I have learned that shuddering atacks are caused by asphyxia at birth and oxygen levels dropping due to asthma. I think the mmr vaccine caused his asthma to act up. The ped stated that it was possible that the vax caused this. My third son and first son were very healthy and has had no reactions to vaxes but because of what happened last time I want to wait. My ped agres and wants be to do what I think is best.

He did tell me there is an outbreak of mumps in the midwest right now. I also read it in my local paper,SCAREY. If the outbreak is controlled and does not spread I will wait, if not I will get it-no question!!!

Also, do your own research some people are well intentioned but they will say anything to get you to vax or to not vax. Talk to your ped, beyond popular belief they do recognize that vaxes do cause side effects. The friends I have that don't vax or delay vax their peds understand. More so the delay vax the no vax they usually have a prob with that. The internet has a lot of biased info, watch out. Pediatricians believe the benefits out weigh the risk of catching these illnesess. That is what they believe, you have to make up your own mind and talk to him about it. I talked to mine and he totally understood and believes a wait would be better.
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I have three boys and I am pro-vax. I have vaxed all three. The mmr scares me. I am holding off(possibly) till my 7 month old is three. My second son got it when he was 12 months and had a reaction. Ds was a very sickly child, asphyxia at borth, reflux, bradycardia, apnea, rsv-the list goes on. So his circumstances are a little different. But the day he got his mmr he looked like he was having mini seizures. We took him in and they sent him to have an eeg-it was normal. He continued to do it so they did a prolonged eeg and caught him doing it on videotape. I was not seizures or tics. I spoke to the top pediatric neurologist in the state and she said it was shuddering attacks. He did it for a few months and dosen't do it. In my extensive research of non-biased info I have learned that shuddering atacks are caused by asphyxia at birth and oxygen levels dropping due to asthma. I think the mmr vaccine caused his asthma to act up. The ped stated that it was possible that the vax caused this. My third son and first son were very healthy and has had no reactions to vaxes but because of what happened last time I want to wait. My ped agres and wants be to do what I think is best.

He did tell me there is an outbreak of mumps in the midwest right now. I also read it in my local paper,SCAREY. If the outbreak is controlled and does not spread I will wait, if not I will get it-no question!!!

Also, do your own research some people are well intentioned but they will say anything to get you to vax or to not vax. Talk to your ped, beyond popular belief they do recognize that vaxes do cause side effects. The friends I have that don't vax or delay vax their peds understand. More so the delay vax the no vax they usually have a prob with that. The internet has a lot of biased info, watch out. Pediatricians believe the benefits out weigh the risk of catching these illnesess. That is what they believe, you have to make up your own mind and talk to him about it. I talked to mine and he totally understood and believes a wait would be better.

I really agree with a lot of what you said. This is why I'm conflicted because I do think vaxing is good for the most part, I'm just worried that for DD there are factors that may outweigh the benefits.

I decided to go ahead and do it largely because of the outbreaks of mumps in the Midwest. We live in a college town in the Midwest and my mom lives in a college town where one of the worst outbreaks has occurred. DD isn't in daycare, but we do go out a lot and see other kids. My sister is in college and so is around some of these diseases and so could be a carrier. All of this makes me think she is at some risk (although small).

Thanks for all the advice!
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I don't know you're situation. Are you a SAHM? Does your kiddo go to daycare? How social/out and about are you? If you're child is going to be around others often, I'd go ahead and get it. What with the recent mumps outbreak and everything. There's be a measels outbreak near here lately too. I delay vax based on what I think he'll be most apt to be exposed to.
I am thinking this for my youngest. I am a SAHM and we aren't exposed to a lot of children BUT my oldest does go to preschool. Would that be considered a reason to go ahead with the MMR vax?

To the OP, I totally understand where you are coming from!!!!! I am a vaxing mom (with the exception of chicken pox and flu) but the MMR vax does scare me, too.
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