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Can You Get The Flu More Than One Time A Season
Shingles usually 1 X: Shingles occur a second time in a second place less than 4% of the time. Shingles are a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that can remain dormant after you've been exposed to chicken pox, many years later. When the body's immune system becomes stressed and can't fight off the virus's attempt to reactivate, the virus spreads from the spinal ganglion along the nerve pathway to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Yes: The flu can be caused by different strains of influenza virus. That's why a flu shot has more than one type of attenuated strain. It is possible to get the flu from different viruses, and a flu shot may not protect you from some different strain that you are infected from. So you could get the flu more than once, and from a different strain. ...Read more
Why will you do that: There is no need to get two flu shots, flu shots are given once a year from october on and you should get these every year to protect yourself against flu.Only exception was h1n1 flu vaccine which was needed few years ago.But if you get two shots by error there will be no harm done. ...Read more
It is but unlikely: Patients with seemingly multiple types of headache (ha) usually have migraine with a component of rebound. Patients who take a lot of pain meds often get into a rebound cycle where they have a low leve of pain all the time. Sometimes the ha can be particularly bad and sometimes it is minor. It does not usually respond well to meds because of the rebound. Treating it all like migraine can help all. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i get a flu shot am i more likely to get the flu in the short run (like in the next week or so)?
No: The injectable vaccine is inactivated. It can't give you the flu. It can take up to two weeks for immunity to build up in the body. It is possible that the strains of influenza circulating are not well matched in the vaccine. Generally, however, an annual flu vaccine is the best hope for protection against influenza. ...Read more
Yes: Some bacterial infections don't create a strong memory or immunity in our bodies. Strep throat infection is such an example. School children sometimes catch strep throat from classmates every one or two years for several years. Gonorrhea, an std, is another example. A person can catch gonorrhea, get antibiotic treatment to clear it, and then catch it again a short while later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you more likely to get more colds during the year if you work two jobs? (Waiter at restaurant and retail at mall.)
When is the best time of the year to get a flu shot? Flu season of course, but doesn't the effectiveness wane if received too early?
Yes: It's not common but it can happen. ...Read more
Probably, but...: A single influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. Some times a second shot is needed if a specific strain of influenza develops and is not covered by your initial vaccination. Before getting a second shot, make sure you talk to your prenatal provider to check why you are being offered a second one. ...Read more
Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?
Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. The time frame is fine as long as it is longer than recommended ...Read more
No: Even though mumps is very contagious, a person that has already had mumps once in their lifetime will never be able to get it again. They get life long immunity. So, the answer is no, you cannot get mumps more than once in your lifetime. The vaccination should protect you also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?
Be more specific: To get the most from the site you need to provide detailed background information & ask a question related to those specifics. You did not specify what bacteria or what type of infection.You give no clue on how it was confirmed & if or how it was treated. Without specifics, no reasoned answer can be provided. You are welcome to start over.This is not a chat room.Questions are not linked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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