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Can You Get The Flu Shot If You Have A Cough
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
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Yup.: Yes, you can get influenza even if you have had the flu shot. It will generally be a milder case. Other possibilities: it may be that you have contracted a different viral infection - there are many out there! the other possibility is that the flu shot prepared isn't a perfect match to the strain of flu we are seeing. My understanding is that this year's flu shot is spot on. Wash your hands. Lg. ...Read more
if you have a common cold or after the common cold is gone can you still get a flu shot and what happens if you get a fully shot when you had a cold?
OK to be vaccinated: Congratulations on your plan to get the flu vaccine. In theory, having an active infection might reduce the effectiveness of any vaccine. But it's actually a very rare problem, if it occurs at all. Even though people are often advised to delay influenza immunization if they have a cold, there's really no need. The vaccine will work fine and no harm will come. Go ahead and do it whenever you wish. ...Read more
Yes: The vaccines offer you the best available protection against the specific form of hepatitis they are for. However, there are many forms of hepatitis for which there are no vaccines and these may occur in anyone.An example is the toxic effect of an overdose of Acetaminophen or a variety of chemicals. Illnesses like mono and mumps also often have a mild hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: "walking pneumonia" is an indolent, more subtle form of pneumonia that can occur. It can cause some mild cough, fever, and fatigue, but it doesn't present with terrible cough on occasion. A chest x-ray would reveal the pneumonia, and specific antibiotics are designed to treat the bacteria commonly associated with that type of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Shingles can be especially problematic for people with altered immune systems, of which ms is one. Talk to your doctor if you have been recently on steroids as to the timing, but ok to do if on immune-modulator meds like copaxone, (glatiramer) etc. A case of shingles could be devastating to someone with ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
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