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Breakthrough Infection After Chicken Pox Vaccination
No: Unless your baby had an anaphylactic-type reaction or requires steroid therapy (for asthma, as an example), or she is immunocompromised, there would rarely be a reason to skip the next booster dose of the vaccination. Life-changing side effects from the vaccine virus is far less likely than from the potential devastating damage that could be caused by wild chicken pox. Talk to your md about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: He should be protected from varicella after the vaccine. ...Read more
Two year old having chicken pox...and my wife is into 17 weeks. She has gotten her vaccination. Should I still be worried?
If i re-wear pajamas an extra night, does that spread a yeast infection on the skin? Does it spread the way chicken pox does (by contact)?
Yeast infection: This will not spread in the manner in which you have described. Everybody has candida in their GI tract and it only produces clinically relevant disease when there are predisposing factors (i.e., treatment with antibiotics, steroids, diabetes mellitus, immune suppression, and so on). ...Read more
I have shingels. 2-3 in year from 2010, after having contact with person with chicken pox, while being bit run down, would you recommend vaccination?
Shingles: Yes i would recommend the shingle shot. ...Read more
If my boyfriend has molluscum and i had the chicken pox vaccination, can I still contract the virus?
Yes: Yes they're different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was just diagnosed with shingles. Should my dad, who is 53 years old and never had chicken pox, get a vaccination?
My aunt has shingles and she kissed me on the cheek today. I have never had chicken pox, is there a risk for infection?
Depends: Shingles differs from actual chickenpox.Since the infectious material is only in the debris from the site, it is easier to limit exposure.Primary Cpx can be airborne & spread by a cough or in saliva but shingles is not, so your kiss did not expose you.If you had any contact with site debris & then touched your face/mouth you were. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received 5 vaccinations yesterday and now I feel terrible. How long would the side effects last. I got the polio meningococo chicken pox etc.....?
Likely: Chicken pox is easily shared among people who don't have immunity. Immunity is through infection or immunization. It can be contagious a day or 2 before the blisters appear, and remains contagious until all the blisters crust over. It can take 10-21 days to show symptoms once you've been exposed. A vaccine can prevent serious disease. Go to your doc if you get the rash to properly document. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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
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