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Post Immunization Pyrexia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

post immunization pyrexia

Post Immunization Pyrexia is defined as the rise in body temperature/fever after getting a dose of vaccine.

It is usually due to immunity response to vaccine shots, usually goes away with time or can me managed with Paracetamol or any other antipyretic agents like ibuprofen, aspirin.

In such cases L544 pill can be used to manage raised body temperature.

Symptoms of post immunization pyrexia

Common symptoms of post immunization pyrexia are rarely seen in all of the patient and they include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Bodyache
  • Runny nose
  • Allergic rash
  • Redness, swelling and tenderness around the needle injection area

However, these symptoms usually goes away with time but contact doctor if any of these symptoms bother you.

Causes of post immunization pyrexia

Main and only cause of post immunization pyrexia is vaccine shots.

It is usually body’s immune response against vaccine shots. for our body vaccine is a foreign material and that’s why it alarms immune system to attack.

Managing post immunization pyrexia

You can mange side effects of vaccine by:

Drinking lot of fluids,

Put cold cloth on site of administration,

Use Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (L544 Pill, Watson 853 Pill, 44175 Pill, 44334 Pill),

Take enough rest,

Eat fruits with more water like Watermelon, Oranges, Papaya.

Safety of immunization

Each year, millions of people, including children, are vaccinated without any side effects like Pyrexia.

Very few percentage of people are noted to suffer from immunization suffered.

To ensure the safety of vaccines, all new vaccines are going through rigorous safety testing and research processes before they can be registered.

Each vaccine is manufactured and tested according to strict safety guidelines.

Final thoughts

Pyrexia is a temporary rise in the temperature due to immunization and can be successfully managed with paracetamol and other antipyretic agents.

Vaccines are very safe and regulated by the govt medical agencies to make sure the safety profile of vaccines.

Immunization protect us from variety of serious illness and should be taken by everyone to keep the healthy environment.

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