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Doctor insights on: After Effects Of Chickenpox In Adults

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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 are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine in an adult?

What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine in an adult?

MMR vaccine: The long term beneficial effects of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is lifelong immunity against those 3 viral infections. There are no known long term adverse side effects reported. ...Read more

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Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed by neuropsychiatric symptoms (12.6%), diarrhea (12.0%), ear disorders (8.9%), and insomnia (6.8%). Full text available here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3127335/?Tool=pubmed. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine for adults?

What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine for adults?

Not often given to : Adults....In post pubertal women it often can cause rheumatogenic reactions....Like joint aches and even can sometimes trigger autoimmune dysfunction. Many do just fine...Hopefully the long term effects are immunity. ...Read more

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Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Sure: Of course. Any medication or vaccination can cause side effects at any age. Mostly it will be local reaction such as soreness, redness and pain/itching or global such as feeling crummy, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Why cases of polio do occur in children despite giving the oral polio vaccine(opv)?

Why cases of polio do occur in children despite giving the oral polio vaccine(opv)?

Vaccine-related: The reason that the usa switched back to the killed polio vaccine is that, by then, there was no wild-type polio in the country but a handful of cases occurred related to the live, attenuated oral vaccine. ...Read more

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The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

Yes.: German measles, or rubella, has become rare in the United States because of the availability of a very effective vaccine. Since it became available in the late 1960s, no major outbreaks have occurred here. That is not true in other parts of the world, however. ...Read more

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Effects of mumps in men on fetus?

Effects of mumps in men on fetus?

Confusing question: Since men don't carry a fetus your question is confusing. Men can have impairment of fertility due to mumps as an adult but their infection during a woman's pregnancy has no effect on the fetus. If a woman has mumps during pregnancy, there is evidence that the baby can become infected, but no recognized birth defects have been reported. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

RABIES: Rabies is a serious viral encephalitis transmitted by saliva of infected bats and certain animals.The incubation period is 1 to 2 months to more than 1 year. Initial symptoms are nonspecific followed by encephalitis, ascending paralysis and hydrophobia. ...Read more

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How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared from drunk driving fatalies in the u.S.?

How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared from drunk driving fatalies in the u.S.?

According to CDC: In 2009 there were 10, 839 people killed in alcohol impaired driving crashes. Influenza fatalities vary widely from year to year, sometimes as low as 3, 000 or as high as 49, 000 per year. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are childhood cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in children on the rise?

I'm wondering why are childhood cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in children on the rise?

Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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Side effects of mennigicocal meningitis in later life?

Side effects of mennigicocal meningitis in later life?

If current: death.: Meningoccocal meningitis is a life threatening bacterial illness of the central nervous system lining called the meninges. I suspect your question is, if one has this disease as a young adult (most common age), and recovers, what are late term effects as an older adult. As far as i'm aware, if one has a full recovery after the acute event, there are not likely to be side effects later in life. ...Read more

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Which side effects of a flu shot for a child are most common?

Which side effects of a flu shot for a child are most common?

Soreness/fever/irrit: Most children have no unpleasant side effects from flu vaccine but some may get soreness and swelling at the site of injectionwhich is self limiting, low grade fever and irritability. ...Read more

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In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that. ...Read more

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I read that the effects of receiving the full post exposure rabies vaccine could last as long as 10 years. Is that true?

I read that the effects of receiving the full post exposure rabies vaccine could last as long as 10 years.  Is that true?

Don't plan on it: Most consider it reliable for protection for 2 years after completion. They recommend that those in high risk jobs known exposures be tested for level of protective antibodies at that point. If declining, they recommend a booster. Some just get a booster at two years. ...Read more

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