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how long does whooping cough vaccine take to work

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Very well: The vaccinated child is 27x less likely to develop whooping cough after exposure than those without. The protection is time related, months for infant ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
You can now: Originally the studies done by the drug companies who made the vaccine included people only to age 55, so they didn't recommend the vaccine for older ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Try....: Apply an anesthetic cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) to the site 45 minutes prior to the injection. Apply heat afterward. And try to relax ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: An adult can test positive for pertussis after receiving the normal childhood pertussis vaccines.The immunity to the childhood series can weaken over ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
UH BOY...: There is a reason why they used to call this disease the "100 day cough". In my experience, it takes several weeks(2-4), sometimes longer. This is tr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Time varies: Several things enter in to the time it takes to get a result. There are rapid tests that you can get a result for in a few hours, but they are not th ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
6 months : You will need to receive a second dose 2 months after your first shot, and a third dose 6 months after your first shot. You are not protected until y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
2 to 4 weeks: It can take up to 4 weeks to completely recover from viral pneumonias, mostly depending on the cause (type of virus) causing the infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Gardasil: For the hpv vaccine to work best, it is very important for preteens to get all 3 doses (shots) long (over 6 months) before any sexual activity with an ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is a group name for different formulations, i.e. Different ingredients. These different crug components are metabolized at ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
A long time: This has been called the "100 day cough" I have enclosed a link to the cdc website for more information on this. Good luck. http://www.cdc.gov/p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It varies from smoker to smoker and other factors such as how much one smokes a day and how long that individual has been a smoker.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: That depends upon what you are being treated for and whether the antibiotic is really necessary. The only person who can really answer this is the doc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
A fortnight : Measles (and other childhood exanthams) usually clear in 2-4 weeks, after they are fully expressed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Gardasil : Any vaccine takes two to four weeks to induce antibodies for protection. It will be the same for gardasil. However, immunity will be stronger after th ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It will not cure your cough. At best, it can diminish the cough.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About 2 weeks: After a person receives a flu vaccine, his body starts to identify the virus (if live vaccine) or pieces of virus (if non-live vaccine) as foreign. Th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Depends on the age of the fetus but if you are talking about near term >35 weeks, about 24-48 hours of steroids. If fetus is younger 32-34 weeks, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
7 to 10 days: Parotid swelling, the most common manifestation, subsides within 7 to 10 days. Orchitis (swelling and tenderness of testicle) usually lasts for 3 to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Perhaps forever: This new cephalosporin is an antibiotic directed against bacterial pathogens, and most bronchitis is viral in etiology and antibiotics of any sort wil ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depends : Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on ... Read More
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