Dpt Vaccine

A combination vaccine given intramuscularly to treat three conditions, including Diptheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus, is called the DPT vaccine. It is of three types, namely, DPwT, DPaT, and Tdap. DPaT is less effective as it contains only specific proteins of the pertussis bacteria, whereas the DPwT vaccine has an intact killed form of Pertussis pathogen. Primary doses of the vaccine are given at an interval of four weeks at the 6th, 10th, and 14th week, and the two booster doses are administered between 15 to 18 months and five years.

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Why does my 10-week-old baby refuse her feed after vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 10 weeks old, and I had her vaccinated yesterday (Pentaxim and Hepatitis B). Since the vaccination, she is refusing to breastfeed. She takes a suck and starts crying. Even when I pump and give her milk, she drinks hardly 15 ml and falls asleep. Is it normal? What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pentaxim is Diphtheria vaccine, which causes comparatively less pain and fever. But the same can cause pain and discomfort in few babies. Maybe your baby is having pain and discomfort due to which she is refusing to breastfeed. Sometimes, rotavirus vaccine can a...  Read Full »

Is tetanus injection necessary despite DPT vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter aged 6 years got a cut and scratch in her body while playing in a new cementing wall from a piece of old and unused iron four days ago. Does she require any toxoid injection?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Since you are sure that the scratch is from an old iron piece, I think you should give tetanus injection to the child. I hope this will help you.  Read Full »

Can DPT vaccine cause neutropenia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years. He got his DTaP vaccine two weeks ago and had CBC 20 days later. All came well except neutrophil count, which came back as 800 and total WBC 2500. We are going to repeat the test tomorrow. Can the vaccine be the cause for the neutropenia? And if so, how long will it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I doubt the vaccine could be the cause of neutropenia (neutrophil count less than normal). Though it can take place in some case like Influenza virus vaccine, but with DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) have not bee...  Read Full »

My son has severe pain, swelling, and stiffness at the site of DPT injection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7-year-old son got his DPT vaccination three days back as his vaccine was missed when he was 5 years old. He has severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in the left deltoid at the site of the vaccine. I am giving him Meftal P as there was no improvement with Ibugesic plus. Can I use Throm...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus)vaccine is known to cause local swelling and fever. 2. But if the pain is still there after three days of vaccination, there is a chance of cellulitis (local side inflammation), which requires antibiotics...  Read Full »

A few drops of Pentaxim vaccine leaked out during my daughter's vaccination. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,While giving Pentaxim vaccination, a few drops leaked out, and only a couple of drops were injected into my baby. The nurse and doctor said it was fine. They said that only a drop is enough. Is it really enough?  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pentaxim injection contains 0.5 ml, which is approximately equal to 8 to 10 drops. Spillage would have been about four drops. Even if four drops have been injected, it is enough. Moreover, you do not have to bother much, as a total of four doses of this vaccine will be...  Read Full »

My child is 1-year-old. I need advice regarding my child vaccination.

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice regarding my child vaccination. I am moving abroad, and the treatments are pending. My kid has completed one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. By one year of age, a child should have received birth vaccines like BCG (bacilli Calmette-Guerin), polio drops. Then three monthly shots of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), polio injection and hepatitis B. 2. By nine...  Read Full »

Can you please guide me choose between painless and painful vaccination for my daughter?

Query: Hi doctor, My little angel will have her first vaccine after the one given in hospital after birth. My doctor said there are two ways, painful and painless. Which one shall I go with? When I asked the doctor, she asked me to read the latest vaccination guidelines. Is painless good? I heard most peop...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to the latest vaccination guidelines, the whole-cell vaccine is preferred over the purified-cell vaccine. The whole-cell vaccine is painful, but it is now the recommended vaccine. I advise you to go for a whole-cell vaccine for DPT...  Read Full »

How long does immunity from anti-rabies vaccine last?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days back, I fed a stray cat by pouring a glass of milk into the cat's bowl. I am not sure if the glass touched the cat's bowl or some droplets spilled on the glass. My daughter precisely, after an hour, picked the glass from the table and put it in her mouth. What are the possibilit...  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possibility of acquiring rabies by the incident you described is very unlikely. And since it has been ten days already and if there was contamination, then your daughter would have shown some symptoms by now. So I would suggest you to be calm and get her vaccinatio...  Read Full »

Can T-Bact or Neosporin ointment be used on a wound?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 2 years old, fell off while playing. She got hurt above the left eye with mild scar. Please suggest some medication. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did it bleed? How deep is the wound? If the child is not immunized or if it is a bad infected wound, then Tetanus injection may be required. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »

Will DTwP booster dose cause any side effect in a baby diagnosed with seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, At birth, my son was diagnosed with a seizure. Now he is 18 months old. I am fearing about DTwP booster dose side effect. Earlier three doses had reaction of muscle stiffness and fever.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. Muscle stiffness and fever can occur after a DPT vaccination and is not a contraindication for vaccination. Contraindication for DPT vaccination are seizures, i...  Read Full »

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