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What is the difference between immunotherapy and vaccination

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Same and different: Immunotherapy is a medical term defined as the treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response. Some are designed to el... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Immunity: They are fundamentally similar in that you are providing the stimulus (either infectious or allergenic) into the body triggering an immune response to... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
It's the same: Allergen specific immunotherapy is a way of desensitization patients to various environmental allergens. In other words, it tries to induce your toler... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pretty much the same: Traditionally it's "immunotherapy" if injectables are used, and "desensitization" for escalaed oral challenges, but the process is the same.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
My advice is if you are going to be around people in public, especially if it is indoors and you are within 3-6 feet of them, then you probably should... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Masks provide an incremental benefit of reducing spread of airborne viruses. N or KN95 masks do mush better than the random cloth coverings commonly u... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ferranti. Mask will protect from variant Covid viruses, but more importantly it will provide protection against other respiratory patho... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Whooping cough: Tadp contains vaccine against whooping cough. You are protected since receiving the shot 2 years ago. You are also protected against tetanus.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: One needs hepatitis b to contract hepatitis d.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No benefit: Hepatitis b vaccine was developed to help the uninfected person develop antibodies against the virus & that would help prevent the disease. The vaccin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is fairly benign. It is a 3 dose series with the second dose 1-2 months after the first and the third dose 4-6 months after t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: If you are never exposed, no problem. If your work or lifestyle provides you with an exposure at some point, an incomplete series means incomplete pro... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months.

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