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OK my son isn't attending public Kindergarten because his celiac disease is so severe, he wouldnt be safe. But today is registration day which reminded me that he needs his shots. This kid has been through hell the past few years with needles and IV's and one form of torture after another. I'm scared to get his shots. All of my friends with kids his age say it was bad and their kids couldnt walk the next day. Jonny already has so much pain and because of his celiac disease he reacts so strongly to every little thing. WHICH led me to wondering if the shots are even gluten free. Does anyone know? I know this sounds like a dumb question but I'm so friggin sick of tormenting my son. I'm crying thinking about his stupid shots! I never felt this way with my older child.

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Good question to ask your pedi. Then consider the risk of not getting them! There is a small outbreak of measles in Massachusetts right now because the parents did not get their kids innocculated. Not such a good idea.

i am just saying an ounce of prevention....... and Yeah it sux.

Good luck, it's not easy watching our kids suffer, ever.

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Good question to ask your pedi. Then consider the risk of not getting them! There is a small outbreak of measles in Massachusetts right now because the parents did not get their kids innocculated. Not such a good idea.

i am just saying an ounce of prevention....... and Yeah it sux.

Good luck, it's not easy watching our kids suffer, ever.

Well for the record I am all for shots. I think this whole fad of not getting kids vaccinated is gonna blow up, but if they aren't gluten free we have no choice. If my son eats an apple that touched a sandwhich he's hospitalized for a week puking blood, so you can only imagine what would happen to him of he got shots with it in em.

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I have never encountered anything injectable that contained gluten. Gluten is a sticky substance used as a binder and as a thickener--hardly what you would want in an injectable.

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OK my son isn't attending public Kindergarten because his celiac disease is so severe, he wouldnt be safe. But today is registration day which reminded me that he needs his shots. This kid has been through hell the past few years with needles and IV's and one form of torture after another. I'm scared to get his shots. All of my friends with kids his age say it was bad and their kids couldnt walk the next day. Jonny already has so much pain and because of his celiac disease he reacts so strongly to every little thing. WHICH led me to wondering if the shots are even gluten free. Does anyone know? I know this sounds like a dumb question but I'm so friggin sick of tormenting my son. I'm crying thinking about his stupid shots! I never felt this way with my older child.

Hi, you can check with your pedi office and have them verify the shots most if not all are gluten free and thimersol free.. you child should be getting his vaccines in his arms and not his legs.. generally the rule of thumb is if they are walking you vaccinate in their arms.. they will be sore in the arms d/t some are given in the muscle but tylenol / motrin usually helps.. kids can pick up on your anxiety especially at shot time, tell them the truth.. it will hurt / little pinch but then its done.. think of the alternative that he will be building protection for his immune system to keep him healthy.. i hope this helps a little good luck

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While I can only suggest that you contact your doctor about it (to get the name of the manufacturer of the vaccines that you would be getting so you can call them directly), I know of NO injected medication that contains gluten.

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Hi, you can check with your pedi office and have them verify the shots most if not all are gluten free and thimersol free.. you child should be getting his vaccines in his arms and not his legs.. generally the rule of thumb is if they are walking you vaccinate in their arms.. they will be sore in the arms d/t some are given in the muscle but tylenol / motrin usually helps.. kids can pick up on your anxiety especially at shot time, tell them the truth.. it will hurt / little pinch but then its done.. think of the alternative that he will be building protection for his immune system to keep him healthy.. i hope this helps a little good luck

I totally agree here! Be sure to tell him the truth about the shot. Let him know that it will hurt at first, but it is quick. When my daughter had her kinder shots, I recognized that there was a bouncy ball that she wanted every single time we went to the grocery store, so I told her that she was going to get her shots the next day. I explained all about the shots (why she needed them, what they were for, where they would stick her, how much it would hurt, how quickly they would be administered). I told her that crying was ok, but if she could try her hardest to be brave and let the nurse give the shots, we would walk right down to the grocery store and buy that bouncy ball she wanted so much. It ended up that she offered her arm right to the nurse without hesitation when the time came. She did cry when they stuck the shots in, but she didn't scream, wail, or fling herself around and her crying stopped right after the last shot. She didn't have any problems with lingering pain afterwards either, but I did the Tylenol/Motrin alternation for 24 hours afterwards. I had also made sure to give her a dose of Tylenol right before heading in to the dr. office as well. Good luck!!!

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I also have never heard of injected meds containing gluten.

Just to give your son's immune system time to process everything, you might want to consider stretching his vaccines out over the next year or so. Maybe one every month or two.

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Some shots contain egg like the flu shot but they warn you.

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No gluten in injectables.

richard

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My DD just had her MMR and reacted horribly with an eczema flare up. I can honestly say she would have been better off getting the illnesses themselves. No more vaccines for her. One of her doctors thinks the reaction my be due to a B vitamin defiency due to her gluten-free diet. I agree with the PP about spreading them out if you're getting them.

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