Originally Posted by mgrella
Sure - if the reaction that a child had to a vaccine is a rash or hives, use of Benadryl in advance would be reasonable. If instead it was a high fever, one could use acetaminophen or ibuprofen after vaccination and continue using it for the next 2-3 days. For pain at the injection site I would recommend the same routine.
Edited to clarify.
About pretreatment ...
What about a newborn getting their very first vax, what is the recommended strategy of pretreatment, when there's no known medical history of any adverse reaction yet?
Edited by MamaMunchkin - 9/12/12 at 12:55am