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I found out at 3 weeks that DD2 is sensitive to dairy and soy (she was crying and spitting up a lot). She is doing great now at 11 weeks except for a pale redness (no bumps ) around the anus. I don't know at this point what is causing it...maybe just irritation? Anyway next week she is supposed to go in for the hib and dtap. My husband feels strongly in favor of vacs (a 1yo cousin of his died of meningitis), me less so and we have selectively vacced DS1 and DD1.<br>
My question is (yes there is one!): does the fact that she has allergies make it more likely for her to react to the vaccines?<br>
Thank you for your help, it's a difficult decision to make...<br><br><br>
Marie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace"> constantly amazed by DS<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> (1995), DD1<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">1999) DD2<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> (feb.9 09)
 

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I would be very hesitant to vax a baby that young who has already shown signs of allergies/intolerances. It would definitely stress her immune system more, and since she has already been dealing with the stress of the allergies, IMO, I think she could be more likely to have an reaction.
 

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Not that it's popular around here, but my kids are fully vaxed. My DD2 had a hard spot under one of the shot spots during one vax, but she's never "reacted" to any of them. Just an alternate view from others.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would be very hesitant to vax a baby that young who has already shown signs of allergies/intolerances. It would definitely stress her immune system more, and since she has already been dealing with the stress of the allergies, IMO, I think she could be more likely to have an reaction.</div>
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Thank you all for your input...I'm leaning towards waiting for a bit. We'll see if I can convince DH!<br><br>
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DD#2 has many allergies. I really wish I had held off on vaxing her. I was doing it on schedule, then decided to delay and now have decided to just scratch the rest altogether for her.<br><br>
Also, I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that the DTAP has milk in it. If you decide to do it I would definitely to check out the ingredients and know *exactly* what is in them.
 

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if i was vaxing i would wait, like a pp said if her body is already stressed it would be a good idea.<br>
and if you are questioning it at all, which you are, it is better to wait imo..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not that it's popular around here, but my kids are fully vaxed. My DD2 had a hard spot under one of the shot spots during one vax, but she's never "reacted" to any of them. Just an alternate view from others.</div>
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Mine are too. I'm still debating this new one, but I'm leaning towards no.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">DD#2 has many allergies. I really wish I had held off on vaxing her. I was doing it on schedule, then decided to delay and now have decided to just scratch the rest altogether for her.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>
Also, I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that the DTAP has milk in it.</span> If you decide to do it I would definitely to check out the ingredients and know *exactly* what is in them.</div>
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If that's true, it explains a WHOLE lot.<br>
And after a quick Google search, it appears that it is.<br>
From <a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/226999/the_dtap_vaccine_what_the_manufacturers_pg2.html" target="_blank">this site</a>:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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One of the first important things to note on the DTaP package insert is that portions of the vaccine are cultivated with casein, or milk protein. Cow milk protein is a common infant and child allergen. Any child suspected of having or diagnosed with a dairy allergy should NOT receive this vaccine. This critical information is mysteriously missing from the CDC's DTaP Vaccine Information Statement (VIS), which doctors are required by law to give to parents at the time the vaccine is administered.</td>
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This is the vax that DS1 screamed incredibly high pitched after, projectile vomited, got a fever of 104... but it was all "normal". *sigh*<br>
Remind me why I can't sue his doctors?
 

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"Also, I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that the DTAP has milk in it."<br>
"if you are questioning it at all, which you are, it is better to wait imo."<br>
"This is the vax that DS1 screamed incredibly high pitched after, projectile vomited, got a fever of 104... but it was all "normal"."<br><br>
Well, suddenly, it's not a difficult decision after all. Dear God. Thank you all so very much, i'm so happy I posted!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mine are too. I'm still debating this new one, but I'm leaning towards no.<br><br><br>
If that's true, it explains a WHOLE lot.<br>
And after a quick Google search, it appears that it is.<br>
From <a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/226999/the_dtap_vaccine_what_the_manufacturers_pg2.html" target="_blank">this site</a>:<br><br><br>
This is the vax that DS1 screamed incredibly high pitched after, projectile vomited, got a fever of 104... but it was all "normal". *sigh*<br>
Remind me why I can't sue his doctors?</div>
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It's the freaking CDC we should sue! Unbelievable! We're investigating a milk allergy with my 17-month-old. This is so good to know - THANK YOU!
 

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Well....that would explain a few things!! Our ped. recommended we stop vaccinating our kids because of their reactions (which we attributed to the egg medium the vac's were grown on). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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It sounds like you've reached a decision, but just adding my .02 --- DS started having spots of eczema on his face at 3mo, just after DTaP, Hib, Polio. He had already been projectile vomiting (MIL was giving formula while I was asleep), but it got worse after vax. After his 4mo vax (another DTap, Hib, Polio), he started having green frothy diarrhea which was diagnosed as "gastroenteritis" and he also developed a staph infection from the worsening eczema. I held off the 6mo for a bit, then after receiving that, DS developed full body eczema. I didn't put the vax-allergy link together because I thought it was only food related, and I didn't know what I do now. Definitely not vaxing, or if at all, very selectively and very delayed, but I doubt we'll do even that.
 
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