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Exposure To Chickenpox (Overview)

Women who were not previously exposed to chickenpox who get chickenpox during pregnancy are at risk for congenital infection of the fetus.


Exposure To Chickenpox (Overview)

Women who were not previously exposed to chickenpox who get chickenpox during pregnancy are at risk for congenital infection of the fetus.


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Might exposure to chicken pox cause a shingles outbreak?

Might exposure to chicken pox cause a shingles outbreak?

They are buddies: Varicella-zoster are the responsible parties in chicken pox and shingles. If you have ever had chicken pox or the vaccine there is the possibility of shingles in your lifetime. While chicken pox does not cause shingles it has a clear role in its development. Other precipitating factors will bring out a shingles outbreak such as a viral illness, fatigue, and stress. ...Read more

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Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Just say no: The shingles vaccine uses a live virus, so it can shed, causing them to possibly get chickenpox from you. Merck says at http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circ… "transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between vacinees and susceptible contacts" babies are just developing their immunity, so they may be at more risk. The disease is usually better tolerated in kids though. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction possible to chickenpox vaccine?

Allergic reaction possible to chickenpox vaccine?

Yes: All vaccines have adverse reaction profiles much like medication we are taking or prescribed. The extent of severity is quantified and compared to a control or non treatment group. Reactions can be local and mild versus more systemic/body related. The varicella vaccine (aka chickenpox) is very safe. Allergies to egg whites-albumin is a contraindication to this shot (like mmr). ...Read more

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Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

No: These are two different germs and immunity to one does not mean immunity to the other. ...Read more

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Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Yes: Anthrax is a serious illness. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anthrax/ds00422. ...Read more

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Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

See below: If you have lupus and are on immunosuppressive drugs you are more apt to have infection from mold. ...Read more

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Will all persons exposed to polio virus develop poliomyelitis?

Will all persons exposed to polio virus develop poliomyelitis?

No: Many individuals acquire infection with polio virus, experience headches, stiff nec and irritability, a form of encephalitis. Many of these individuals will not go on to experience damage to motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem. ...Read more

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How much time to develop antibodies after exposure to Rh antigen d?

How much time to develop antibodies after exposure to Rh antigen d?

Varies: Most people will make detectable antibodies in about two weeks after receiving rh d positive blood, if the recipient is rh d negative. ...Read more

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Would getting the rabies vaccine 9 months after exposure provide protection from the virus?

Would getting the rabies vaccine 9 months after exposure provide protection from the virus?

Don't count on it: Although this virus may move slowly in some rare reports, the best protection is gained if given within two weeks of exposure.If you wait 9 months you are likely not treating the initial event, but providing protection for future exposures. ...Read more

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Can your child still get the chicken pox after a vaccination, by being exposed to another child with chicken pox?

Can your child still get the chicken pox after a vaccination, by being exposed to another child with chicken pox?

Possible but rare: After one dose of chickenpox vaccine, most children will have enough immunity that they won't get chickenpox even if they are exposed. After two doses, at least 95% of kids have good immunity against the disease. So, there is a slight chance for some kids to get chickenpox even with vaccination. In those cases, the disease is usually pretty mild. ...Read more

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Do ebola survivors develop immunity to the virus?

Do ebola survivors develop immunity to the virus?

? degree of immune?: "We know that patients who have survived do have specific antibodies in their blood," said Armand Sprecher, MD, from Médecins Sans Frontières. "Of course, what we don't know is the threshold at which antibodies give you a surrogate marker of protection. It's possible we may gather that over the course of this epidemic, as we hopefully move toward vaccination." See: ...Read more

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Can chicken pox from the vaccine?

Can chicken pox from the vaccine?

Vaccine rash: There are a small percentage of people that will break out in an atypical rash a week or two after receiving the weakened varicella virus injection. This is not true wild chickenpox but a "chickenpox lite" since the weakened virus does not have the same potency.The blisters of wild cpx often average about 200 while with the vaccine rash often has less than 15.Protection from future cpx is assured. ...Read more

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Can a shingles vaccination protect someone from herpes?

Can a shingles vaccination protect someone from herpes?

See below: While chickenpox (varicella) is in the family of herpes viruses, it is not the same virus that causes oral (herpes simplex -1) and genital herpes (herpes simplex - 2) ...Read more

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Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Chicken pox: Yes. The virus, while infected individuals are still developing new lesions, is highly contagious through skin to skin contact. If you care for an infected individual, you can carry the virus to another person unless you use very careful handwashing. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine possible?

Allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine possible?

Yes,it's mild: A eaction to chickenpox vaccine would occur about 5 days after the shot. The patient may get a little chicknpox-like rash around the site of the shot. It is not common, and not serious. The disease if your child is not vaccinate would cause much more uncomfortable symptoms than the possible side effects of the vaccine. So give your child the chickenpox vaccine! ...Read more

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Which is worse for you exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

Which is worse for you  exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

Toxic level: Cigarette smoking puts the toxins directly into your lungs and your body in a concentrated form. Auto exhaust is diluted by the time you might inhale it. Would you bend down, and directly inhale the exhaust from your car? Then consider what you are doing when you smoke - and stop altogether. ...Read more

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Can a person acquire an immunity to the TB skin test?

Can a person acquire an immunity to the TB skin test?

No: Fortunately not or we would not be able to perform this test on more than one occasion. ...Read more

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Might a vaccinated child get sick when exposed to a non-vaccinated child with chicken pox?

Might a vaccinated child get sick when exposed to a non-vaccinated child with chicken pox?

Partial protection: Some vaccines give partial protection to some kids and these will be susceptable to infection by wild disease carriers. Some of the measles this year in houston were traced to an imported case infecting kids with no, one or two doses. The chickenpox vaccine has essentially ended CP deaths (were 50/yr) but we still see breakthru cases, all of which can develop secondary illnesses like invasive strep. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more