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Can children get chickenpox from some one with the shingles even if they had the shots?

Can children get chickenpox from some one with the shingles even if they had the shots?

Maybe: A single dose of the vaccine is considered 85% protective while two doses bring this up to 95% or better.Those with shingles are not as likely to spread the virus because it does not enter their saliva or become airborne by coughing. Only the debris from the sores is infectious, and avoidance can limit spread. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Is it possible that getting a MMR booster shot for my autistic child possibly cause her autism to be more severe?

Is it possible that getting a MMR booster shot for my autistic child possibly cause her autism to be more severe?

No connection: There is no evidence that vaccines cause or worsen autism. The one paper that implicated vaccines was retracted and the lead physician lost his medical license due to various improprieties. Millions of dollars have been spent looking at vaccines and autims, and there has never been any link found. ...Read more

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Dr did mmr shot on at her 1 year visit and 6 days later she got chickenpox and hepA Im told on her 15m visit shell get chickenpox again is that safe?

Dr did mmr shot on at her 1 year visit and 6 days later she got chickenpox and hepA Im told on her 15m visit shell get chickenpox again is that safe?

This is safe: Most pediatrician sand family doctors give the second dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine between 4-6 years of age, but it is safe and effective to give the second and final dose anytime at least 3 months after the first. So, while your pediatrician has chosen schedule which is unusual, it is safe and in line with CDC guidelines. ...Read more

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Read article today saying courts have confirmed MMR and autism link. My son is getting ready to get his 1 year shots! what do I do? Help!

There is no link: There has not been a study that has passed muster with the medical comminity that has linked MMR or any other immunization with the develoopment of Autism. At best it an urban myth. those who claim a link are preying on families desterate to find a cuase of their child's autism. do not fear having your child immunized. ...Read more

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I have autism can i get a flu shot?

Yes unless . . .: Although autism is a nervous system condition, it is not a reason to avoid/skip flu shot. Check out reasons to avoid specific vaccines at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/should-not-vacc.htm. Ask about inactivated flu shot (common) vs live attenuated nasal spray (less common). ...Read more

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Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

No link: No there is no known link. The injectable flu vaccine is a dead vaccine. The MMR was in question and is live. But even the MMR has been proven not to cause autism. ...Read more

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Can a person with autism get a flu shot?

Absolutely. There is: no scientific evidence that vaccines either cause Autism or worsen symptoms in a person with an established diagnosis. People with some of types of the inherited mitochondrial disorders can experience worsening of their neurological & Neurodevelopmental symptoms with any stress like fever, including normal febrile reactions to vaccines. ...Read more

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Had positive results on a HSV 1/2 test and was told to get retested in 6 months. Is it possible for this to be a false positive due to chickenpox shot?

Had positive results on a HSV 1/2 test and was told to get retested in 6 months. Is it possible for this to be a false positive due to chickenpox shot?

VZV and HSV: Hsv1 causes cold sores in the mouth and lip area and over 80% people have positive blood tests to this virus. Hsv2 causes genital herpes and is less common. The combined hsv1/hsv2 test would be positive if you had either of these viruses. Ask for a split test to see if you are positive for either one separately. Vzv causes chickenpox and is a different virus and doesn't usually cross-react. ...Read more

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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more