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Diphtheria Tetanus Polio Vaccination Side Effects
Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more
Boosters: The tdap given at 11-15 is for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis). The tetanus & diphtheria help you keep protective antibody levels up so you don't get these devastating infections. The pertussis vaccine helps prevent you from getting a 100 day bronchitis cough or being a carrier & giving it to a baby that could die from it. Polio is generally not given at this age unless missed ...Read more
Yes it is important:
Usually these vaccines are given in first and second year and then booster 4to6 years
And TDap is given at age of 11 or 12.
But if missed at 11or12 then it can be given at 14 years of age ...Read more
Kinrix: Is a combination vaccine, administered by injection into the muscle, to encourage immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. It is indicated as a single dose for children 4-6 years old. This is an inactive (not live) virus vaccine. Kinrix is preservative free but contains a small amount of aluminum hydroxide. ...Read more
What to do if I drank about a litre of vodka after my tetanus diphtheria polio vaccine will it affect me?
Drinking a: Liter of vodka is likely to kill brain cells with our without that vaccine. ...Read more
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.....?
Initial Rxn 48h: The pain & discomfort of any big series generally clears in 48hrs. With the MMR young adults sometimes have some mild joint stiffness or pain that can last a week or so but may not show up for 1-2 wks. ...Read more
I got a diptheria, tetanus and polio vaccine all in one needle a few days ago. Getting a lot of fatigue now. Could it be from period?
Please rewrite: I would be happy to answer your question, but it is not clear to me what you are asking. Tdap injections can cause fatigue. ...Read more
When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?
I feel slight numbness in my left arm & my left thumb has started to twitch lately. I got vaccinated with tetanus and polio shots 10 days ago.
Many possiblities: For this issue I would recommend that you see the doctor who gave you the vaccine, and explain your symptoms. I suspect he would want to send you to a neurologist to have an EMG done to see if there is damage to the nerve. If the ailment turns out to be progressive, the Neurologist would have a baseline exam. Further studies would need to be done. ...Read more
I'm pregnant & had whooping coughs/diphtheria/tetanus/polio injection now it's sore red & swollen why?
Is a reaction: At the injection site swollen & red can happened. Or it could be a reaction from the vaccine or the preservatives. ...Read more
OK, I'm ignorant: What does "jag" mean? Is it an abbreviation for something I'm not aware of?? Are you talking about the vaccines for these diseases? They are fantastic and can save lives - enough said. ...Read more
Usually none: But muscle effects should be closely monitored. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: There is no polio in the western hemisphere, and you live in iowa. So rather than answer the question, i'd ask you to repost it explaining why you need expert help (rather than a simple google search) to get an answer. ...Read more
Potentials: Statins do cause muscular adverse events, and one can experience pain, aching, weakness, and rarely, rhabdomyolysis. Most common is effect on muscle, but rarely, also, effect on peripheral nerve. Your prior polio might make the adverse events far more intense, if they occur, but there is no increased risk of muscle or nerve adverse events in those with prior polio. ...Read more
Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...
Disease or Vaccine:
Only way you can have positive antibodies in your blood is if you have received the vaccines and other way is if you have had the infection in the past
By getting the vaccine your body produces the antibodies which protects you against the infection if you are exposed to it
I will advice get the shot. But you are 34.you might have had MMR in childhood. Get your blodd checked. Get your tdap every10yrs ...Read more
INS question?: I am not aware of any immigration requirement to have dt given, but it is a good idea for everybody to have these vaccines. ...Read more
Yes: No vaccine is 100% but your chance is significantly less. ...Read more
Probably now: If you're like most adults, you probably haven't had a pertussis containing vaccine since childhood. Up until six years ago, there wasn't a pertussis containing vaccine in the usa recommended for adults. The cdc recommends that all adults through age 64 get a single pertussis containing vaccine (tdap) (includes tetanus and diphtheria). It's also given to those over 65 in contact with infants. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly a normal reaction. Not a serious one. I have found that applying heat seems to help. ...Read more
Can the tetanus and diphtheria vaccine be given with singular and seretide medicine at the same time?
Yes: It makes no differenceGet a more detailed answer ›
On remicade, (infliximab) lab tests show low pneumonia, diphtheria, and tetanus antibodies? Should I do anything or be concerned?
Ideas on why a person who had the diphtheria vaccine as a child but hasn't had a second vaccination become susceptible to diphtheria later in life?
Wears off: The clones of protective lymphocytes die off as part of the process of living and acquiring new immunity. The same happens for most immunizations. ...Read more
Starting practicum at a hospital in canada and I'm wondering if I should get a polio booster shot. I had 5 dose vaccination as a child 15+ years ago.
Polio: It can't hurt to have an additional polio shot. ...Read more
Bacterial diseases: The most important thing for you to know that these are both bacterial diseases that have been conquered by immunization -- so long as we can get the immunization to people, overcoming superstition and slick disinformation campaigns. The bacteria are still very much with us. Both diseases are agonizing and often lethal. ...Read more
Yes and no: In countries where oral polio vaccine is used 1 per 1, 000, 000 can get polio from the vaccine. In us we don't use that vaccine since 1993. ...Read more
Tetanus shots hurt: Some shots hurt the arm more than others. Tetanus is known to be a bad one for pain. As long as you can move your arm and aren't in extreme pain it's probably okay. You need to be assessed immediately if not. Call your doctor if you aren't sure. ...Read more
Usually does: Since the shot is given into the muscle it will often hurt. The pain is similar to getting hit in that location, but should subside over the next day or two. ...Read more
Tetanus toxoid is the vaccine for tetanus without diphtheria.
0.5 ml im of tetanus toxoid adsorbed or 0.5 ml im or subcutaneously of tetanus toxoid given 10 years after completion of primary immunization and every 10 years thereafter. If a dose is given sooner as part of wound management, the next booster is not needed for 10 years thereafter. ...Read more
Allergy?: Try to see an allergist to get the blood test (not skin test) for allergy to something. ...Read more
It can cause pain: Injections can cause local hematomas, or "bruises" to the muscle. This happens especially if a person or child tenses the muscle during an injection. After an injection, it is best to use cool compresses to the area for the first 24 hours - then change to warm compresses (not too hot!). Also, gentle massage to the area helps resolve the swelling. ...Read more
I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?
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