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Do I need to do preventive vaccinations for children?

It is better to get sick than to get vaccinated.

Sometimes it may seem that vaccinations for childrenPut from illnesses that they are unlikely to encounter, for example, from a disease such as poliomyelitis. And it is worth noting that the baby, while still in the womb, receives antibodies to the diseases that the mother once had after the placenta, and after the birth - through breast milk. So, with breastfeeding for the first six months the child is protected by natural immunity, while the infant does not have such immunity for artificial feeding. Moreover, few mothers are ill with various infectious diseases for their lives, so they have no antibodies to these diseases. But, still most of them collided in childhood with many diseases and successfully recovered. Due to the fact that the diseases can easily bypass the child, many believe that it is better to have an illness than to get involved with side effects after vaccination.

It is easier to get sick in childhood.

There is an opinion that someThe child's illnesses even need to get sick, because in childhood they are easier to bear. And this is true, but there are diseases that can lead to complications at an early age. For example, out of a thousand cases of measles diseases, three end in a lethal outcome. Moreover, in cases where measles affects the brain, the disease entails a lifelong disability, as well as deafness or blindness (when the cornea is affected). But, nevertheless, the main reason for parents to refuse vaccinations is distrust of official medicine and fear of complications arising after vaccination. It has become traditional in our country to start vaccination from the very first day of life of the child, so most diseases are not common.

Oh, those side effects.

It can be noted that in connection with massPreventive injections, the incidence of vaccinated people falls, but the number of side effects after injections is increasing. In connection with these paradoxical observations, the number of people doubting the expediency of vaccinations increases, believing that if there are so few people who are ill, then this is hardly likely to affect them. It turns out that the number of sick children is much less than that of children suffering from side effects of injections. But these side effects are in no way comparable to the consequences that some diseases entail. In most cases, side effects occur in the form of a slight increase in temperature and local redness. Of course, they can also take place in a more complex form: headache, vomiting, cough and high fever, but they can not even be compared with the consequences that can be after the transferred infectious diseases.

Now in the world there are about 14 millionCases of lethal outcomes associated with vaccination, and 3 million of them are associated with diseases that could be prevented by a timely vaccine delivered. But, despite these facts, there are still parents who try to protect their children from vaccinations and their possible side effects, hoping that the diseases will bypass them. This position led to a considerable number of tragic outcomes among adults and children in the epidemic of diphtheria.

The reaction of the body to the vaccine.

Absolutely safe vaccinations do not exist, because the introduction of any vaccine entails a response. Such reactions of the body are divided into general and local.

Normal reaction (local) Reduced to a slight soreness, redness andSeal the place of injection, and the diameter of redness should not exceed 8 centimeters. Such reactions lead to mild ailments in the form of headaches, loss of appetite and fever. They appear almost immediately after the injection and go through a maximum of four days. At an early age after the injection, the weak effects of the disease can be observed, but all these phenomena are short-lived, last for five days and are caused by some additional substances that are in the preparation.

General reactions of the body In response to the vaccine is much stronger than the local,And are manifested most often after injections of pertussis, tetanus, measles and diphtheria (tetracoccus and DTP). In general reactions, such clinical manifestations as sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, a sharp rise in body temperature above 39 degrees are observed. Allergic reactions in the form of reddening and condensation of injection sites reach a diameter of over 8 centimeters. To general, but rather rare allergic reactions to preventive vaccinations, one can also refer to anaphylactic shock (a sharp decrease in blood pressure due to the introduction of any drug in the body).

In one case, out of a millionAn allergic reaction of the body to the injection may require resuscitation. In more frequent cases, the general reactions are manifested in the form of various skin rashes, hives and Quincke edema. Such "inconveniences" will not drag on for more than a few days.

To the general happiness, severe forms of post-vaccinationReactions are quite rare and, if properly and timely prepared for injections, they can be prevented altogether. Children, especially young children, can not decide on their own whether they need to do vaccinations or not, that's why the parents are responsible for the health and well-being of the child. And they need to make the right decision.

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