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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Could i get compensation for the burn injury of beautyshop?

Could i get compensation for the burn injury of beautyshop?

Injury beauty: Discuss with your lawyer after you have discussed with the beauty shop. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
1,083 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Sudler Dr. Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I'am 18 with a birth injury my mom said. So can I go after compensation?

I'am 18 with a birth injury my mom said. So can I go after compensation?

Ask a lawyer: This is a legal question best answered by an attorney familiar with the laws in your state, regarding this matter. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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When would an occupational injury not considered a worksman compensation injury?

Decision by insurer: The treating doctor will give his medical opinion on whether he determines the injury to be connected to the workplace. Then the insurer will make a determination on whether the injury will be covered by the work comp policy. If there are disagreements it is taken to the court system. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What is the average compensation for bowel injuries, resulting in a stoma bag?

What is the average compensation for bowel injuries, resulting in a stoma bag?

Legal not medical: This is a question that needs to be answered by an attorney. Would probably also depend on whether is is temporary or perminent colostomy ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What to do if I have difficulty with workers compensation, multiple brain injuries?

What to do if I have difficulty with workers compensation, multiple brain injuries?

See an expert: Tbi is a very narrow subspecialty area in neurology. There are currently only 22 fellowhip training programs in north america in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry and most only train one or two people a year. Many people who go on to this type of training focus on alzheimer's disease and see very little brain injury. Further reducing the field the workman's comp issue. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How soon should one take tt vaccine after a cut or scratch injury?

How soon should one take tt vaccine after a cut or scratch injury?

ASAP: As soon as possible if you don't know your tetanus status or if it has been > 10 years. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it necessary to take a tt vaccine after a nail scratching injury?

Is it necessary to take a tt vaccine after a nail scratching injury?

That depends.: If you don't know your tentanus status or if it has been more than 10- years - then yes. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Hello doctor! I have a doubt about tetanus and its vaccine. If I got a toxoid shot 38 hours after the injury, Am I protected? Is there too much risk?

Hello doctor! I have a doubt about tetanus and its vaccine. If I got a toxoid shot 38 hours after the injury, Am I protected? Is there too much risk?

Mgt: It is important to keep the wound clean, and to discuss a course of antibiotics with your PCP or via an inbox consult. The vaccination results in antibody production which protects for years. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman Dr. Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Do we require antibiotic prophylaxis and tetanus vaccine each and every time we get an injury?

Do we require antibiotic prophylaxis and tetanus vaccine each and every time we get an injury?

Depends: A tetanus vaccine lasts for several years. Antibiotics may or not be needed, depending on the type and site of the injury. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

Yes,: Your got prompt medical care and if you continue with your injections, should be safe. Pain that resolves with painkillers would be normal at this stage. I'm sorry about your injury ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Del signore Dr. Del signore
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Hep b: Any secondary education typically require vaccines as you will be exposed and exposing yourself to others. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & i am scared. Is it really safe?

I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & i am scared. Is it really safe?

Usually safe but...: Most doctors feel the benefits outweigh the risks but I'm not so sure. For a discussion of side effects see http://tinyurl.com/qf8meos (it's interesting to read the comments). Serious side effects are rare but mild transient side effects are common. But it doesn't really work that well.See http://tinyurl.com/lncpvly & http://tinyurl.com/odsandq Be sure to get single dose shots without thimerosal! ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I got an injury 4 days ago. I havent see the doctor. Now i feel my hand is swelling a bit. I dont know abt my history of immunization. do i need a TT?

I got an injury 4 days ago. I havent see the doctor. Now i feel my hand is swelling a bit. I dont know abt my history of immunization. do i need a TT?

Depends: If you don't know when your last tetanus shot was, won't hurt, if you're over 15, the time for TT or dT immunization is every 10 years. Especially if the injury broke the skin and occurred with an unclean or dirty object. Go to an urgent care center and get it checked out ! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Is there a free immunization program in every state?

Is there a free immunization program in every state?

Generally Yes: Call your local county health department for local information regarding these programs. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Janet Greenhut Dr. Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
39 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

See link below: Check out the immunization page of the california department of health for information http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/immunize/pages/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more