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How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

Pain/local swelling: There are some rare individuals that have an allergic response to tetanus toxoid, the active component of the tetanus shot.These folks have major hives, abdominal pain or other strong reactions to the agent & it usually is present early in life with early boosters. These folks should avoid the vaccine .For the majority of us it just hurts & causes the site to swell for a few days. ...Read more

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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An severe illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body's nerves and can paralyze muscles for a while. ...Read more


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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Rarely: Very well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild and a whole lot better than diarrhea. Major concerns are giving the medication to control symptoms when there is a serious underlying disease, overtreatment with resulting constipation and mild dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Side effects of oraboline?

Side effects of oraboline?

Steroid sideeffects: Oraboline is an anabolic steroid and has the same side effects as steroids. Furthermore, i dont know if its any longer available in the us. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Drowsiness, delerium: This is used for the symptomatic treatment of parkinson's disease alone or with levodopa. Dose related side effects are common. Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness occur in cns. High doses cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion especially in older patients. Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, mydriasis and constipation also occur. ...Read more

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Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Usually not: Most common side effects are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, headache, swelling. It's used to treat hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are more unpleasant in my opinion compared to methimazole. ...Read more

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Adverse effects of interferon?

Adverse effects of interferon?

Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tiredness, fatigue and depression. In addition, low grade fever and muscle aches may occur. ...Read more

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Side effects of ampiclox?

Side effects of ampiclox?

Side effects: Side effects with ampiclox can include: diarrhea, nausea, heartburn. Allergic reactions: skin rash, interstitial nephritis, vasculitis, exfoliative dermatitis, anaphylactic reaction. May develop ^ liver enzymes. It may impact patients with renal impairment, congestive heart failure or patients receiving allopurinol. ...Read more

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What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

Botox Side Effects: Very rare to have any side effects at all. In my experience of 1000's of injections the most common occurrences are mild discomfort at the injection site (seconds to minutes), mild swelling or redness (seconds to minutes), bleeding (drop), bruising (mild), unsatisfactory result (<5%) (over or under corrected), drooping eyelid (exceedingly rare), allergic (exceedingly rare). ...Read more

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Side effects of flovent?

Side effects of flovent?

See below: Most commonly, hoarse voice, thrush (yeast infection in the mouth), dry mouth; flu; headache; nasal discharge; runny nose; sinus swelling; sore throat; stuffy nose; upper respiratory tract infection. ...Read more

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Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

Salmonella infection: Possible Salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches & pains, fever, chills & headaches. If Salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), Osteomyelistis (bone infection) & infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Irregular bleeding: Headaches, mood disturbances, weight gain (about 5 lbs.), transient/reversible hair loss, transient/reversible bone mineral density loss, etc... ...Read more

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Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No: There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. ...Read more

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What are the stamaril vaccine side effects duration?

What are the stamaril vaccine side effects duration?

Yellow Fever Vaccine: For use in travelers going to areas with yellow fever. No booster is needed for immunity. Common side effects include (<10%) includes low grade fever, muscle aches, headaches. ...Read more

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Humans ingesting horse tranquilizers, what are the adverse effects, please?

Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly regulate the medication. There are medications used in vet medication and not for humans because of implications for long-term side effects that may not be an issues for animals but are for humans, many of these have to do w/ neurologic changes. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination side effect?

Varicella vaccination side effect?

See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Side effects from methimazole?

Side effects from methimazole?

Tapazole (methimazole): Some common side effects of Methimazole are" rash, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, loss of taste, hair loss, muscle pain, itchiness, drowsiness, dizziness, swelling, liver problems, bone marrow suppression... ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

None: There have been no reported long-term side effects from use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in a trial involving toddlers and children with eczema, who were treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) for for years daily, and then there was an extension out to six years of total treatment. ...Read more

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Does a antitoxin serum for botchalisum have side effects

Does a antitoxin serum  for botchalisum have side effects

Of course.: If you are talking about "botox", it does have side effects and benefits. It all depends on the dosage and the indications. Botox has certain medical indications, injected by experienced doctors for specific treatments to improve specific conditions, as the same we can say for any medication. Different patients respond differently to the same medication. ...Read more

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I consumed musrooms, a month ago, stored in a plastic ziploc bag for a couple months. I had difficulty breathing and pains in my chest. After a couple weeks the left side of my body felt weak, but my breathing is improving. Could i have had botulism?

I consumed musrooms, a month ago, stored in a plastic ziploc bag for a couple months. I had difficulty breathing and pains in my chest. After a couple weeks the left side of my body felt weak, but my breathing is improving. Could i have had botulism?

Botulism: Your symptoms were suggestive of botulism but not diagnostic and since your respiratory system showed improvement you were fortunate if you were indeed exposed to the botulism toxin. An expert in infectious disease could advise you best about this matter and inform you on whether some testing now could establish earlier exposure to the toxin. ...Read more

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Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

First, they are two: different organisms that cause different diseases. Second, giving a neurotoxin to a patient with botulism would hurt the patient, not help him. ...Read more

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Can botulism spread from one person to another?

Can botulism spread from one person to another?

No: Botulism does not spread from person to person. It is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or wound getting contaminated by spores of clostridium. ...Read more

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How can botulism be used to treat other disorders?

Neurotoxin use : The germ clostridium botulinum produces a chemical toxin that can cause disease (botulism). The chemical can also be used clinically for a variety of conditions. It is quite well known to relax wrinkles in your face when injected into facial muscles. It has practical uses in treating kids with spastic muscles by injecting the nerves that control them and relaxing them to help therapy. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can you get botulism from?

Home canning: improper home canning and honey are the two most common sources for botulism. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Botulism: Is the disease caused by a bacterial toxin from clostridium botulinum. The bacteria produces spores, that when ingested, release the toxin or poison, botulinum. Stomach acid will destroy the spores in most people. Children under a year of age do not have enough stomach acid and the spores can poison them. The toxin causes paralysis of all muscles, including those necessary for breathing. ...Read more

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I was concerned because I wasn't sure if an open store bought spghetti sauce can cause botulism ?

I was concerned because I wasn't sure if an open store bought spghetti sauce can cause botulism ?

No: Botulism is rare, but if concerned follow these rules for commercially or home-canned foods: throw out foods that are discolored, moldy, or smell bad. Do not use products that spurt liquid or foam when the container is opened. Do not use if the container is leaking, bulging or swollen, looks damaged or cracked or seems abnormal in appearance. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for botulism to kill you?

Depends: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more

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Accidentally ate chutney which had been in fridge years. Botulism risk?

Highly unlikely: you would probably already be dead by now. Botulinus toxin is probably the deadliest toxin we know. One of the ways that chutneys act as preservatives is that they are made with so much sugar that when a bacterium lands on top of one of them all of the water inside of it gets pulled out by osmosis and so it shrivels up and dies. Also, botulin is an anaerobic organism - I.e. Lives in low oxy onl ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol kill botulism?

Not really: Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by a particular germ clostridium botulinum, most commonly found in canned foods that have gone bad (often the can fills with gas and expands). Since the illness is produced by a toxin that has already been made, killing the germ, whether with alcohol, bleaches or whatever does not reduce the toxin already made. Avoiding food from damaged cans is key. ...Read more

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The salts that are added to food to prevent botulism is called what?

The salts that are added to food to prevent botulism is called what?

Nitrites: You might be referring to nitrites, which are added to some canned meats to avoid botulism. Heat and pressure is another part of the preparation process. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs104. ...Read more

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Compare and contrast polio and botulism?

Compare and contrast polio and botulism?

Polio vs botulism: Polio is a viral infection that causes destruction of the nerve cells in the spinal cord, whereas botulism is a bacterial infection that blocks release of the chemicals that help the muscles contract. Both cause various degrees of paralysis of muscles and may lead to respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Is botulism food infection or intoxication?

Is botulism food infection or intoxication?

Intoxication mostly: Classical food botulism is caused by preformed botulinum toxin, usually a, b, or e, ingested in food not cooked or stored correctly, such as with home canning. Despite this, so-called infant botulim is caused by ingestion of bacillus botulinum spores with germination in the immature intestinal tract and elaboration of toxin. Same thing can occur in wound botulism. ...Read more

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Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

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Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

Unlikely: While there are lots of types of food poisoning you DO get from eating undercooked chicken- botulism is not one (unless it was canned).

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/botulism/basics/definition/con-20025875 ...Read more

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How can not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

How can  not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

Spores: Infant botulism results from the ingestion of the c. Botulinum spores in the honey, and subsequent colonization of the small intestine. As the spores "hatch" the botulism bacteria grow and subsequently produce the toxin that causes botulism. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get botulism from canned pineapple juice?

Low risk: Proper canning is vital but a high acid fluid like pineapple juice is at low risk for having botulinum spores to germinate. ...Read more