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Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Yes: There should not be a complication restricting your vaccination for neisseria meningitidis during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Testing for meningitis during pregnancy. How do they do it?

Testing for meningitis during pregnancy. How do they do it?

Spinal tap: Meningitis is diagnosed with a spinal tap or lumbar puncture. This procedure is similar (but not as complex to perform) as a spinal epidural given for anesthesia during labor. ...Read more

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Can we done the lumber puncture in 36wks pregnancy. Sugggestive diagnosis is menigitis. ?

Can we done the lumber puncture in 36wks pregnancy. Sugggestive diagnosis is menigitis.
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Yes: Lumbar puncture may be done anytime during pregnancy.A variation of that is done for anesthisia at time of delivery when a saddle block is done. ...Read more

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Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?

Son turned a year old last week and received his meningitis vaccination. Now there is a red hard lump! is this normal?

Not unusual: The vaccine can produce redness and swelling at the site of injection. It is included in the manufacturer's inforamtion to the fda. If is not accompanied by signs of altered mental status or high fever, it should resolve. ...Read more

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Can there be some vaccination to protect our childern from meningitis.?

Can there be some vaccination to protect our childern from meningitis.?

Several available: The hib vaccine has been widely used since the 90's to prevent hemophyllis meningitis.The pneumococcal vaccine has been in wide use since 2000 and the Meningococcal since 2005. These aid in preventing some forms of meningitis, but there are others and vaccination does not provide 100% protection against them all. ...Read more

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Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?

Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?

Smoking & vaccines: It is best if you don't smoke at all, you how bad that is for your health, there is no studies about relationships of smoking & any vaccines, I would prefer if you avoid smoking for a day or 2 since we have no information. May be you can search the internet. Good luck ...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. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more