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What is the cost of getting a shingles vaccine?

What is the cost of getting a shingles vaccine?

$220 at Walgreens: Around $220 at walgreens, $250 at a doctor's office i visited today. If you are lower income, you might qualify for it under the merck vaccine patient assistance program. For an uninsured single person with an income less than $44, 680, the vaccine can be provided through the program provided you find a doctor's office which is willing to participate. Call 800-293-3881 for details. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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Does insurance cover the cost of the shingles vaccine?

Does insurance cover the cost of the shingles vaccine?

It should : Check with your insurer. Coverage varies depending on a number of factors including your age. ...Read more

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What is the cost of a shingles vaccine if you're uninsured?

What is the cost of a shingles vaccine if you're uninsured?

Agree w Dr. Thomas: My understanding is that Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) often costs $150–$300 per vaccination. ...Read more

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What's the average cost of a skin bleaching procedure?

What's the average cost of a skin bleaching procedure?

Depends: It really depends on what procedure you are talking about. There are prescription topical creams usually not covered by your insurance that can lighten your skin. The price varies depending on what pharmacy you use so i recommend price checking. There are also things that aestheticians and physicians can do but they tend to be more expensive. ...Read more

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What is the financial cost of getting laser resurfacing?

Several thousand: Cost depends on the type of laser used, skill and experience level of the doctor, and geographic location. Experience is the most important criteria in your search. If you call around your area and find that most doctors are charging within a certain range but one doctor is much lower, i would be very leery. Laser resurfacing requires a lot of skill and experience to perform well--do not go cheap! ...Read more

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What the risk of chiken pox disease at 28wk. Gestational?

What the risk of chiken pox disease at 28wk. Gestational?

No Harm at28 weeks: Most babies are born healthy even if their mother does get Chicken Pox during pregnancy Only chicken pox in first trimester(first three months of pregnancy) can affect the fetus But at 28 weeks there will be no harm ...Read more

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My son is 30 with no insurance. He has large sebaceous cyst right side of neck. I'm paying 148/150 cash for the removal. Need ballpark idea of cost p?

My son is 30 with no insurance. He has large sebaceous cyst right side of neck.  I'm paying 148/150
cash for the removal. Need ballpark idea of cost p?

Large neck cyst: If you are just simply wanting it incised and drained (with the risk for recurrence), you can call doctors in your area and inform them of your budget and see if any will be able to accommodate you. If you want it removed, the fees are much higher as the procedure takes more time and precision and involves more risk. With obamacare, your son should be able to obtain insurance for this. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

Only if there isCut&: The Tetanus germ can only enter your body if there is a cut in the skin.And that too if you have not been actively immunized against Tetanus and your last booster was more than 10 years ago. So every one who is worried about Tetanus should get their DT or Tdap booster every 10 years as an adult if you had your active immunization as a child ...Read more

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How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

Allergy vaccination: The vaccination is a long process and is usually given all year round, you need to check with a local doctor about pricing. ...Read more

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Does the cost of chin augmentation vary by location? Is chin augmentation always in the same price range, or is it cheaper in some parts of the country? .

Does the cost of chin augmentation vary by location? Is chin augmentation always in the same price range, or is it cheaper in some parts of the country?

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The : The cost of cosmetic surgery will vary in different parts of the country and also depends on the experience of your surgeon. We are all concerned about cost, but the best surgeon is not always the most expensive. Be sure to look at pictures of the results of all surgeons you consult. ...Read more

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Would a small surgery on the ear reduce one's chances of joining the military?

Would a small surgery on the ear reduce one's chances of joining the military?

Depends on type: “Current or history of chronic otitis media (382), cholesteatoma (385.3), or history of any inner (P20) or middle (P19) ear surgery (including cochlear implantation) is disqualifying.Myringotomy or successful tympanoplasty is not disqualifying. Current perforation of the tympanic membrane (384.2) or history of surgery to correct perforation during the preceding 120 days (P19) is disqualifying.” ...Read more

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What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

West nile virus: You have to be bitten by the mosquito that has fed on the wild bird that is infected with the virus. Not all mosquitos will be infected. Symptoms to watch for is fever, headache, mental confusion, tremors , or paralysis. Very yound and very old are more succeptible. ...Read more

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Whats the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

Whats the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker . com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. https://www.pharmacychecker.com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more

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How does the price of having tooth pulled compare with the cost of a root canal/crown?

How does the price of having tooth pulled compare with the cost of a root canal/crown?

Wide range/depends: Just taking out the tooth can cost from $75 (?) to several hundred dollars for a surgical extraction. Root canal treatment / crown can cost from $1500 to several thousand dollars. ...Read more

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What's the cost of one veneer? can insurance cover it?

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What's the cost of one veneer? can insurance cover it?

$800 - $2,000: On average, veneers can cost anywhere between $800 and $2,000 per tooth, depending on geographical location, individual cases and needs. Some insurance plan will cover this procedure and some will not. ...Read more

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"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an

"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, 
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high!  only income comes, via social security disability, an

I : I don't know if this will be helfpul, but here is a list of dental groups in anaheim that provide free or low cost dental services. Community dental services inc anaheim - (714) 828-1211 anaheim, ca - 92801 dds inc anaheim - (714)491-9264 anaheim, ca - 92801 grand dental - (714) 828-3028 anaheim, ca - 92801 western dental services inc anaheim - (714)635-6000 anaheim, ca - 92802 n a dental corporation - (714)491-0082 anaheim, ca - 92801 california smile dental group anaheim - (714)826-9000 anaheim, ca - 92804 consumer health inc - newport dental center - (714)491-8441 anaheim, ca - 92806 anaheim community dentistry - (714)635-0855 anaheim, ca - 92806 state college dental group - (714)772-5005 anaheim, ca - 92806 jacks, scott, dds inc - (877)567-6453 anaheim, ca - 92806 altamed medical & dental group: anaheim lincoln - 714-780-5690 anaheim, ca - 92801 good luck. ...Read more

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Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

GREAT Question !: Asphalt made before the 1980's may contain coal tar products. Coal tar is classified as hazardous waste because it can pollute ground water. ...Read more

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What should I do for my four year old who just hit her elbow hard on the asphalt?

What should I do for my four year old who just hit her elbow hard on the asphalt?

See below: Depends. But an elbow injury should be evaluated. However, if she is using her arm completely normal, then i would apply ice and observe her. ...Read more

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I recently took a hard fall landing directly on my knees on asphalt. It has been about 2 weeks and i still have a lot of pain in both what should I do?

I recently took a hard fall landing directly on my knees on asphalt. It has been about 2 weeks and i still have a lot of pain in both what should I do?

Xrays: You should see your doctor. Xrays or other testing maybe needed. Your doctor may also be able to tell you what is wrong just with an examination as well. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to heal a skin burn caused by falling down on asphalt?

How are you supposed to heal a skin burn caused by falling down on asphalt?

Clean it: Clean the area with water and apply vazeline twice a day until it heals.If the area becomes red or painful you should see a doctor to be sure it is not infected. If some bits of the asphalt or seen in your skin after it has healed they can be removed by a laser known as the ruby or the alexandrite. These persistent particles if they occur are called traumatic tattoos. ...Read more

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Grazed face on asphalt after falling, 3 1/2 months and nothing is fading. its a red/brown texuture and a bit shiny in some light. scar or will fade?

Grazed face on asphalt after falling, 3 1/2 months and nothing is fading. its a red/brown texuture and a bit shiny in some light. scar or will fade?

Tough to say: Everyone heals a little differently. If it becomes a true issue and problem to you, see a Dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment and possibly some creams that may promote healing and skin coloration to return to normal, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been in a near fatal bike accident. .My head took a very high speed impact to the asphalt. I am always emotional seeing death or just bad thing?

I have been in a near fatal bike accident. .My head took a very high speed impact to the asphalt. I am always emotional seeing death or just bad thing?

Cherish life: Other physicians here will give you their advice. My hope is that you will come away from your brush with death grateful for every day that you have on earth -- especially if your are healthy. Especially, look for opportunities to make others' lives better, given that yours has been spared. Each human must decide what the fact of mortality means. Search & i hope the answer u find will involve love. ...Read more

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I have a bad scrape on my knee. I fell and scraped it on asphalt, and I cleaned the wound. It hurt to move even after a day. Should I see a doctor?

I have a bad scrape on my knee. I fell and scraped it on asphalt, and I cleaned the wound. It hurt to move even after a day. Should I see a doctor?

It's quite common: for such "abrasions" t hurt for e=several days. Make sure its CLEAN and covered to protect it and encourage healing. Some physicians recommend an OTC (Over the Counter" antibacterial cream...I think it's optional. BTW any yellow discharge or "red streaking" around this scrape needs "on hands" advice...also if pain does not resolve after 3-4 days ..a Walk In visit is indicated! Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 22 and have a scar on my shoulder from when i was 6/7 playing football on a asphalt course. It's now growing a few hairs, shud I b worried?

Hello, I'm 22 and have a scar on my shoulder from when i was 6/7 playing football on a asphalt course. It's now growing a few hairs, shud I b worried?

No: Scar tissue from a hair bearing area can ultimately develop some hair growth... if it is excessive or is bothering you,consult with a Plastic surgeon. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had road rash since christmas day but no asphalt got into it is there anyway of getting the scar off of my side without professional treatment?

I have had road rash since christmas day but no asphalt got into it is there anyway of getting the scar off of my side without professional treatment?

Depends: Depends on how big, deep these scars are and which body part. As it turns out, I would likely have somebody take a look at the wounds/scars and make the best treatment choices. Honey, Neosporin would have been some early alternatives but perhaps a visual inspection will give you more information. Good luck ...Read more

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Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?

Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?

Sounds : Like you have a second degree burn. If it is not too painful, leave it alone until the skin underneath can heal. If it gets red or painful, evacuate the fluid. If that doesn't do it, see a doctor. You probably need a tetanus booster anyway. ...Read more

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Cut my toe on asphalt, do I need to see a doctor or is some anticeptic and time enough to avoid infection? It is about 4mm in length right on the tip

Cut my toe on asphalt, do I need to see a doctor or is some anticeptic and time enough to avoid infection? It is about 4mm in length right on the tip

Clean the area: And possibly flush with peroxide. Use a topical antibiotic and keep it covered. If the area seems to worsen int he direction of more redness, pain and swelling, the go to the doctor. This is most likely to happen in the first 72 hours following the injury. ...Read more

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4 days ago i rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt , I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

4 days ago i rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt , I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

Hematoma: Most likely it's a hematoma which is a bruise under the skin. These can be uncomfortable but usually not dangerous. Watch the bumps. If they start to weep fluid i would have your leg evaluated. If very painful an x-ray for a feature is indicated. ...Read more

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Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?

Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?

High stress jobs: High stress and strenous jobs can have effect on the health of workers. Asphalt construction can have effect on individual's breathing which is directly connected to the performance of heart. ...Read more

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Scraped knee on asphalt today picture on profile what to know what first aid I should put on it? Burns and bleed quite a bit .. Inch deep laceration

Scraped knee on asphalt today picture on profile what to know what first aid I should put on it? Burns and bleed quite a bit .. Inch deep laceration

Seek Help: I am sorry to hear about the trauma you have sustained. Given that there is a break in the skin (with a laceration present) best to be seen in an urgent care/emergency room environment where your injury will be washed, debrided if necessary, and sutured as necessary. Bleeding will be controlled and measures will be taken to avoid infection. Vaccination status will be reviewed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any abrasion that results from a sports injury, usually from bicycle/motorcycle riding. There are individual reports that vitamin E serum/bio oil may help with scarring, but it is not universally endorsed. It will gradually fade.Did you get tetanus updated ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more