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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dtwp And Hib (Overview)

DTwP|Hib is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What type of immunity is a person receiving when given the hib?

What type of immunity is a person receiving when given the hib?

Triggers it: The Hib vaccine is composed of lab generated proteins that triggers your own antibody production to the proteins in the HIB germ. It actually does not give you immunity, it helps you build it by tricking your body into thinking the shot was a Hib infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dtwp And Hib (Overview)

DTwP|Hib is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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Can somebody tell me how can Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Can somebody tell me how can Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Unlikely: Hib vaccine is helpful when given early in life to build antibiodies that protect the infant/kid from hib disease later in life. It can be given as early as 6 weeks. It is of no benefit when given to a kid in the middle of hib disease (takes 2 or more weeks to generate antibodies). ...Read more

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How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

Not very!: HIB vaccine is available in many forms & given in multiple doses to children under 5 years--often started at age 6-8 weeks. The vaccine may cause redness, slight swelling, even fever. The disease itself is much more serious if it strikes. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease can cause meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia, arthritis, & cellulitis. Cases much reduced since vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

See below:: Approximately 25% of children who receive the hib vaccine experience mild side effects such as pain, redness, or swelling at the site of the shot, while more serious reactions are infrequent. Studies have shown that children who receive the hib vaccine in combination with or at the same time as the dtap vaccine are no more likely to experience side effects than children who receive only the dtap. ...Read more

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My 1-1/2 old child had 2 sets of tubes. Hib b was the culprit both x's. She still getting infections w/ tubes. Is there a natural remedy for Hib b?

My 1-1/2 old child had 2 sets of tubes. Hib b was the culprit both x's. She still getting infections w/ tubes. Is there a natural remedy for Hib b?

See below: Haemophilus influenzae type b is a bacterial germ that may account for ear/sinus infections for your child. The best protection is through vaccination starting at 2 months. By 15 months 4 total should have been administered. Other factors could account for the ear infections. See if your pediatrician or ENT suspect allergies of the nose/immunodeficiencies. Hand washing is the best prevention! ...Read more

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If someone put a straw in your drink and had blood on his hands would you get hep c or Hib if you used the straw and blood went in mouth I have ulcer?

If someone put a straw in your drink and had blood on his hands would you get hep c or Hib if you used the straw and blood went in mouth I have ulcer?

Deadly Viruses: Nope. Not in any way risky. I cannot help noticing that you keep making up scenarios that are well known not to be risky and asking this same question. Are you trying to cover up the way you got infected from hepatitis or HIV so that you do not have to be responsible for unhealthy behavior? ...Read more

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What is the hib?

What is the hib?

SeriousBacterial Infe: HIB stands for Hemophilus Inflenza B which is Bacteria It causes serious diseses in children under 5 years of age. Children infected with HIB are very contagious to othrs around them It causes Pnumonia, Acute Laryngitis, Infection of blood, joint and bones and covering of heart and Meningitis And can be fatal It is preventable by HIB Vaccine given to babies ...Read more

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What type of immunity is a person receiving when given the hib?

Triggers it: The Hib vaccine is composed of lab generated proteins that triggers your own antibody production to the proteins in the HIB germ. It actually does not give you immunity, it helps you build it by tricking your body into thinking the shot was a Hib infection. ...Read more

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6mo w/conjunctiv. Dr indicated that it could be a reaction to her Hib shot and prescribed Amoxicillin and drops. Likely? When will stop being contagi

6mo w/conjunctiv. Dr indicated that it could be a reaction to her Hib shot and prescribed Amoxicillin and drops. Likely? When will stop being contagi

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is either viral or bacterial. Both are contagious so washing hands frequently is a good idea. Bacterial eye infection clears rapidly with just a few doses. When the eye is no longer draining then the contagious period is over. This is an unusual reaction to HIB. It probably is a coincidence. ...Read more

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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2, 4, 6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get a Hib vaccination as an adult?

Can it be possible for you to get a Hib vaccination as an adult?

Only for Children: Hib vaccine is licenced to be given to children 6months to 71 months of age It is not indicated for use in adults Some studies suggest that it may be beneficial in patients who have Sickle Cell Disease, HIV or Leukemia or have had Spleenctomy ...Read more

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Might a child still contract Hib bacteria even though he was vaccinated?

Might a child still contract Hib bacteria even though he was vaccinated?

Yes: There are strains that are not represented in the vaccine. Those strains tend to be less important clinically & rarely associated with invasive disease. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

Not very!: HIB vaccine is available in many forms & given in multiple doses to children under 5 years--often started at age 6-8 weeks. The vaccine may cause redness, slight swelling, even fever. The disease itself is much more serious if it strikes. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease can cause meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia, arthritis, & cellulitis. Cases much reduced since vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a Hib vaccine be administered while taking anitbiotic?

Can a Hib vaccine be administered while taking anitbiotic?

Yes: The immune response triggered by a vaccine is not effected by antibiotics. They work in different parts of the body in parallel. They do not compete with each other. ...Read more

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My baby had a bad reaction to his Hib vaccination; should we skip the next one?

My baby had a bad reaction to his Hib vaccination; should we skip the next one?

Maybe: Exactly what bad reaction? In our eyes as a parent a fever or severe site soreness can be a " bad " reaction. But these, in fact, are not truly dangerous and do not justify withholding the next shot. Trouble breathing, uncontrollable screaming for hours, hives, justify discussion with your pediatrician. These reactions are very, very rare. ...Read more

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Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Maybe: On a vaccine record, "hib" would be the same as hib vaccine. Hib is haemophilus influenzae b, which is a bacteria that causes serious and deadly illness in babies and children. Hib vaccine prevents hib disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Hib (Definition)

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of Hib vaccine causing serious harm or death is extremely small. Most people who get Hib vaccine do not have any problems with it. Mild Problems: Redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given (up to one fourth of children), Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (up to 1 out of 20 children). If these problems happen, the usually start within a day of vaccination. They may last ...Read more


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