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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

4 weeks: is the minimum recommended interval. The second dose of Varicella must be administered on or after the fourth birthday to be accepted by most schools. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of getting only the first dose of gardasil?

What are the benefits of getting only the first dose of gardasil?

Transient protection: You might acquire a few months or years of protection, but it would fade over time. Long term immunity would only be assured if the series were completed. ...Read more

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What is the statistical distribution of time of human birth (time of day, not weeks)?

What is the statistical distribution of time of human birth (time of day, not weeks)?

Interesting: It seems to be 12am-6am but that is anecdotal. There is research from the 1980s which shows increase in spontaneous labor as well as ruptured membranes during the full moon. Not sure if this statistic has been done as far as the bell curve for time of delivery in spontaneous labor. ...Read more

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My son had an allergic reaction to the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination what should I do for the second dos he had a very bad case of the hives after receiving the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination

My son had an allergic reaction to the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination what should I do for the second dos he had a very bad case of the hives after receiving the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination

See an allergist: An allergist can give the vaccine in slowly increasing doses, will you and your son are in clinic, until the full dose is given but in a slower and safer manner. Plan on spending about 3 hours at the allergists office. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of exercise each day?

What is the recommended amount of exercise each day?

Depends on Ur reason: ...As well as age, ability & is it 4 cardio or strength. Once U decide Ur objective, seak an AT-C @ a reputable health club & have a program suitable 4 Ur needs, objective, &tailored 2 Ur age, ,abilities, & objective.Iobjective . If both cardio & strength (weight lifting), ,alternate lifting & cardio by days. Hydrate, adequate protein, & stick 2 it. No excuses, just do it. ...Read more

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What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage(s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage(s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

Vyvanse dosage: These are one daily drugs. They are stimulants. If taken too late they will interfere with sleep. Usual time to take this med is in the morning, before school or before work. Should only be taken under physician supervision. If you are taking it for "ADD" or ADHD, I would advise that you be evaluated by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of time sperm stays in a women? I know the maximum ia 5-7 days but what's the minimum?

What is the minimum amount of time sperm stays in a women? I know the maximum ia 5-7 days but what's the minimum?

Zero?: I'm assuming this question is about sperm viability for pregnancy. Technically, it could be zero/null if the man turns out to be sterile. Other than that it would be dependent on a lot of factors including type of sexual activity, type of contraception being used, etc. ...Read more

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What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

Flu shot in children: The 2nd flu shot is given the first time the child gets the flu shots ever. It builds up better immunity. The scenario whre the child does nto get hte 2nd shot does no harm but it jus tmay not impart the best immunity level. ...Read more

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What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

Go for it: As long as the vaccine was stored properly you don't have to "start over" because of an extended time after dose one. Another very effective approach is that before you go to wherever it is that you're going spray your outer garments that you will be wearing with 0.2% permethrin (Permanone Tick Repellant). After you don the clothes parts of your body will not b covered. That's where u put DEET. 99 ...Read more

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Can the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered only two weeks after the first dose?

Can the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered only two weeks after the first dose?

Yes but...: Sure, but probably will not work as well.Studies demonstrate best response in 1-2 monthsthere are no known negative effects of doing it too early however. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Nope: That is too short of an interval between doses. While doing that second dose won't hurt you, it won't count toward the doses needed for full protection. There has to be a minimum of 4 weeks between doses 1 & 2 for hepatits b vaccine. ...Read more

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Would a doctor give second and third dose of Gardasil at the same time? If yes, why?

Would a doctor give second and third dose of Gardasil at the same time? If yes, why?

I never would: The timing of doses is based on research that examined how to get the best long term benefit from the vaccine. Giving the 2nd and 3rd at the same time would likely not be any different than skipping the 3rd dose.Any alteration in the time intervals may yield a less protective response to the vaccine. ...Read more

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Undergoing period of anti rabies vaccine again exposure later 2 hours of the vaccination day restart the schedule or complete the previous schedule?

Undergoing period of anti rabies vaccine again exposure later 2 hours of the vaccination day  restart the schedule or complete the previous schedule?

Finish the shot: first , if you can guarantee the offending animal for 10 days nothing need to be done , just finish you shots if the animal is high risk I wound recommend another dose of HBIG,. ...Read more

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How are the first MMR vaccine, and the second dose. Distinguished from each other?

How are the first MMR vaccine, and the second dose. Distinguished from each other?

Doses are same but:: About 5% of people don't respond to 1st dose of mmr. The reason for the second dose is to catch those non responders & give them a chance to develop an immune response to measles, mumps and rubella too. It also appears that seeing the MMR vaccine a second time may, in fact, stimulate (somewhat) a better antibody build up in those who were able to react the first time around so 2 doses best for all. ...Read more

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4 doses of anti rabies vaccine protection period in days of exposure again? then again take the shots of vaccine?

4 doses of anti rabies vaccine protection period in days of exposure again? then again take the shots of vaccine?

Difficult question: depends on type of rexposure, was it bite? is the animal around? so it can be kept under observation for the 10 dayy period, is the animal vaccinated? at any rate the vaccine won't work except after at least 3 - 4 weeks from the last dose, given your case: get the antirabies immunoglobulin, restart the schedule, excercise caution, check this site http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/ ...Read more

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What is the minimum needle length that is recommended for administering the hepatitis B vaccine to a 130 lb adult?

What is the minimum needle length that is recommended for administering the hepatitis B vaccine to a 130 lb adult?

Needle length: Hepatitis B is given as an intramuscular injection. Minimum needle length recommended for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine to a 130 lb adult is 5/8" to 1". Reference Immunization Action Coalition http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3085.pdf ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more