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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Common Occurrence: All injectable vaccines work by stimulating your immune system. This stimulation can often result in some soreness and mild tenderness at the injecti ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Better to Prevent: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can be helpful in treating influenza if started within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. However, it is much better to get the flu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Breastfed babies tend to have very soft stools. However, it is important to distinguish between constipation (hard stools) and stool infrequency (havi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Good Hygiene: The only way to keep an infant from getting sick is by keeping them away from sick people. It is also very important to have everyone wash their hands ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
See His Pediatrician: Since the early 1990s it has been recommended that babies sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS. One result is that many babies can have a flat spot on t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
I DO Want It!: It is recommended, and I agree, that all people over 6 months of age (unless their doctor says that they have a significant contraindication) should g ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely NOT!: Vaccines contain things call antigens to teach your immune system how to fit off infections. The meningitis vaccine doe NOT contain anything that can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Essential for All: 1. Love them, they are an amazing advancement in the improvement of the quality of life for all people worldwide. 2. Absolutely!! 3. YES. Go to www.a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
CDC Website: If the person in the UK is up to date on their immunizations, they should not need anything additional to come to the US. A great resource for country ... Read More
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