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A 39-year-old member asked:

can a child get a sore throat or flu from wearing wet clothes in cold air?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No : A child gets a sore throat or flu from being exposed to a sufficient number of viruses or bacteria to cause infection.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: That is not true. In fact, since the institution of the hep b vaccination, the incidence of sids has actually decreased. In the early 90's, there was a concern because sids occurs in the first few months of life, and the first hep b shots are given in the first couple of months as well. So, the assumption was that they were related, but that is simply not the case.
A member asked:

Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

6 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Only mmr, chickenpox, and flu vaccines have any egg in them at all, and the amount is so tiny that even in highly egg allergic children, serious reactions are extremely rare.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get the hepatitis b vaccine while pregnant or as a small child?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes, and recommended: If you have not been vaccinated, it is strongly recommended, and all children should receive the vaccine. If you are not vaccinated, and are exposed to the infection, you can develop liver disease and/or cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could sugar intake slow down the healing of a sore throat?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dwight Romriell
Pain Management 45 years experience
Yes: I recomend you keep the throat clean. Rinse and swish after meals. Use an antiseptic mouth wash. Avoid feeding the invading organisms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Multiple reasons: Could be something as simple as anxiety or something pathology in the area. Would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to evaluate it.

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