Image by alphalim via FlickrWow, this is a big news which we just read in BBC Health news online. Here in Malaysia they gave us every time after the vaccines paracetamol to lower the fever. But now it might do more harm than good to give it to babies after the vaccinations!
These are the reasons from a study with 450 babies. Half of them took the paracetamol, half of the group didn't get the paracetamol
- Even with the pain and fever killer paracetamol 42% of the babies who took the medicine had fever with more than 38 Celsius.
- 66% of the babies who didn't get the paracetamol had also fever with temperatures higher than 38 Celsius
- But the babies who got the paracetamol developed a lower level of antibodies towards the given vaccines.
This means in case they would get infected with some of the viruses in the future their immune system wouldn't be able to fight as fast and quick as possible to prevent the illness from breaking out!