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Flu Jab causing a hypo?

Discussion in 'Parents' started by MarkT1, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. MarkT1

    MarkT1 · Member

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    Hello, today my son had his flu jab, well, the up the nose version anyway.

    Then an hour later his BM went right down to 3.2!

    Could the flu jab have been a contributor?
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is a "up the nose version of a flu jab". I have been having the fluvax yearly for the last twenty years or more and never heard of it.
     
  3. MarkT1

    MarkT1 · Member

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    Hi tipetoo, its a special version for children where the vaccine is administered via syringe one squirt up each nostril and sniff. Dont think adults can have it though.
     
  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I would still prefer a slight pin prick in the arm.

    Kids here get a needle as far as I know.
     
  5. bobcurly

    bobcurly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only kids who are immunosuppressed get the needle tipetoo - diabetic children in england get nasal. One is live (nasal hence not for immunosuppressed) and the other isnt
     
  6. Mark_1

    Mark_1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had the normal jab today and BG has been lower than usual.
     
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