My daughter received her first and only set of shots at 3 months - DTaP. She stopped babbling, stopped smiling, she had on and off fits of crying for a week like she had never had before (or since), her head would 'shudder' and her legs blew up with excema within a week after the jab. It looked like a like a cheese grator was dragged up and down them from her knees to her ankles. (The babblling and smiling started to return at 8 months thankfully).Too early to do any allergy testing at 3 months I went on elimination diets (removed dairy, wheat etc...), removed carpeting, removed any wool that was around, dressed her only in light cotton, tried every cream, oil, salve, (natural and not) out there, tried oat baths/pastes (made it worse).....bathed her often with sea salt or baking powder added to water then coated her legs in Eucerin (the ONLY thing that worked for her). Phew...it was a CRAZY, exasperating and painful time for us and our daughter in her first year. A never ending quest to figure out the source of her excema even though I was convinced it had something to do with the DTaP shot. We never did anymore vaccines. By her allergy appointment at 13 months the excema was edging off. Poppy still had very itchy, dry legs and bouts of excema (3 week cycles) but it was far, far less that when it had started. She could now go barefoot without tearing up her ankles. She had a skin prick test at 13months. The only thing she was allergic to was EGGS...not dairy, not wheat, not nuts, not citrus...nothing else. Her reaction to egg was not anaphylactic but it was severe. Did she have that reaction as a result of the pertussis component in DTaP being cultivated in egg embryo?! I believe she did. I also believe that if we had continued to vax then her excema would have doubled / tripled. Interestingly, the allergist and our doctor disagreed on vaxing further (not that it mattered to us because we refused to do any more). While the allergist believes there is no link our mainstream doctor immediately said, 'no shots'. We had susbequent allergy tests and by the time Poppy turned 3 yrs she had outgrown her egg allergy. Her allergist remarked that she had almost never seen a young child outgrow that severity of egg reaction in such a short time.
At 4 yrs, Poppy is excema and allergy free. She also hates eggs. Go figure.