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Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

Vaccination: Vaccination has proven the most effective way of prevention of bacterial meningitis caused by hemophilus inluenzae ; strep pneumoniae meningococcal meningitis is very sporadic, and routine immunization against it is not currently recommended for young children under age 11. ...Read more

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Do you think HIV prevention intervention can protect adolescents and children?

Do you think HIV prevention intervention can protect adolescents and children?

Yes: They're a hard group to reach, because they do what they want to do. But prevention can work. The problem is that HIV education requires talking to adolescents candidly about sex, including homosexuality, something we haven't been very willing to do in our society. I once gave a talk to high school students about HIV and was told i could discuss anything except how it's transmitted! ...Read more

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What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Vaccinesjustthefacts: Hepatitis B. HIB - prevents H. Influenza (epiglotitis prevention). DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus. IPV - Polio. Rotavirus (diarrheal illness). PCV - pneumococcus . MMRV - Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox). Hepatitis A. Seasonal Flu are the various vaccines recommended from infancy to preschool aged kids. For a schedule checkout CDC.gov ...Read more

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Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read more

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What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

Identify triggers: Try to avoid exposure to triggers. These may be weather change or change in levels of humidity, air pollution, smoke, dust, etc or to common respiratory viruses or emotional or stressful situations. It's important to classify the type of asthma and to treat accordingly. Most of the time a child with frequent attacks needs chronic treatmwnt with iinhaled steroids and bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

It's difficult: It's hard to prevent , especially when they sneeze and cough in your face. Good handwashing can help some, but wouldn't entirely prevent transmission. ...Read more

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How can parents prevent giving the flu to their 10-month-old child?

How can parents prevent giving the flu to their 10-month-old child?

Vaccinate: The seasonal flu vaccine has been shipped to offices, i got mine thursday.Any kid over 6m can develop good protection with the vaccine within 3 wks. Get it now & all will be covered for the season. First timers get 2 doses about a month apart. Avoid crowds, be aware of good hand washing & sites where the germs are likely to spread. ...Read more

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What does polio drops prevent children against ? Rotary wants us to take them.

What does polio drops prevent children against ? Rotary wants us to take them.

Poliomyelitis: Polio vaccine allows the development of antibodies to poliomyelitis virus. This disease is on its way to being eliminated world-wide due to use of the vaccine, which is highly effective. Recommend you take them. ...Read more

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What does polio oral drops prevent children against ? Rotary wants us to take them.

What does polio oral drops prevent children against ? Rotary wants us to take them.

Oral polio: The oral sabin (live)polio vaccine targets 3 strains of polio producing enterovirus. Unfortunately about 3 -4 polio cases /yr were attributed to the live opv. Today it is used mostly in the regions where it persists. The oral prep is easier to give to large populations in a mass event. I would avoid this vaccine if you are on any one of many immune treatment meds or chemo, clear it with your pcp. ...Read more

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What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

See below: There is a governmental focus on heath care in children, especially on preventive care. The rate of immunization in china is 80 to 90 percent far above the us rate. ...Read more

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Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Yes : The teenage pregnancy rate has dropped yearly since I graduated medical school in 1990.I'm sure the "interventions" in high schools are not the sole cause of this, but certainly are in part. ...Read more

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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr.if they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist,get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent ear infections in my infant?

Are there any good ways to prevent ear infections in my infant?

Options: While you can't totally control whether your baby gets any ear infections, we do know some risk factors that tend to increase them: being exposed to cigarette smoke, bottlefeeding in a laid-down position and attending daycare are among them. Seek your pediatrician's advice about other lifestyle choices you can make to keep your baby healthy overall. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more