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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.....?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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