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Diphtheria Tetanus Polio Vaccination Side Effects
See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
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
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
Pain/local swelling: There are some rare individuals that have an allergic response to tetanus toxoid, the active component of the tetanus shot.These folks have major hives, abdominal pain or other strong reactions to the agent & it usually is present early in life with early boosters. These folks should avoid the vaccine .For the majority of us it just hurts & causes the site to swell for a few days. ...Read more
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In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more
1 of 3 components: Tdap is actually a 3 component vacine. The "t" protects you from tetanus (the rusty nail thing). The "d" protects you against diptheria (remember the illness treated by mr gauer in "it's a wonderful life"). The "p" protects you against pertussis - the doctor word for whooping cough. So you get a three in one treat with tdap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more
Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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