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Hello, all! Long time lurker/infrequent poster here to ask a question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
A little back ground: We have three children: dd1 was fully vaccinated on time, with dd2 we selectively delayed vaccinating, and now with our ds we have actually not vaccinated at all yet (to quote a line from a movie, "WE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE" with a selective/delayed approach and decided to just quit cold turkey for a bit until I got some things figured out.)<br><br>
Now, our ds is almost 15 mo and we are getting ready to begin slowly catching him up on his vax (starting with either Pc and HiB OR DTaP). We have just switched doctors in town and had our first well check up there today: a combo 12/15 mo visit. As with virtually every parent who doesn't follow the accepted vaxing protocol, having the delayed vax conversation was my biggest worry. So, I was surprised today to find out that ds's admittedly pretty nasty diaper rash is actually likely Staph or impetigo (docs actual words when he saw it were, "Oh crap!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ). We were prescribed Mupirocin, an antibiotic cream.<br><br>
Ok, so the bottom line is that I was all ready to start vaxing and now I've got an antibiotic on my hands. Obviously I'm going to wait to start the vaccinations, but the question is how long should we wait? Since it's topical, do I just hang out until the rash is cleared up or should we go longer? Thoughts?<br><br>
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I know this is kinda old so you have probably made your choices, but, if it were me, I would definitely wait until the round of antibiotics is over and a few weeks to make sure it's not coming back (like a pesky yeast, which would need other treatment and not antibiotic).<br>
Once it was all cleared up and we had that "in the clear" period, then I would start looking into catch up. Also, know that some vaccines require less doses when you are catching up and the babe is older. You can check that out on the catch up immunization schedule (just google it itll come right up)
 

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i have not decided when to go back for the vax yet, although i was always sure we would wait AT LEAST until the rash was cleared up (+ a bit, though that was the big question, right? how long is a "bit"? lol) the other thing is that with the cream, it's not a ROUND of antibiotics, just a course, i guess....there is nothing in the prescription that says how long to use it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> i'm calling the ped about that this morning. sigh.<br><br>
ds will be 15mo at the end of the month, so we'll definitely be waiting past then. thanks especially for that reference -- i had heard about the need for less vax as an older kid, but i hadn't seen the documentation for it!<br><br>
anyone know of a definitive wait time or is this just one of those gut things? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would probably just make the appointment for the next month (if I was decided on which vaxes we wanted n whatnot) That would be enough time for me in between as long as nothing else happened in that period.
 
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