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7yr old cold weather asthmatic. Scared of needles. Is nasal flu vaccine safe?

7yr old cold weather asthmatic. Scared of needles. Is nasal flu vaccine safe?

Not a good idea: It put one of my patients in the hospital with his first ever asthma attack. You have 3 basic choices:risk flu, risk flu mist and hospital trip + shots, get flu shot. The nasal mist lists asthma as a contraindication for use anyway. ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ.To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore Dr. Gilmore
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Flu vaccine nasal spray (Tip)

Get your flu vaccine please! it's your best shot! ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get plenty of sleep
daily
Avoid coming into contact with sick people
Once
Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
Once
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Can flu mist nasal spray cause meningitis, encephalitis or death ?

Can flu mist nasal spray cause meningitis, encephalitis or death ?

Unlikely: No deaths have been reported with nasal vaccine. In large series there were no severe side effects. There are few reports of meningitis and even fewer of encephalitis that were reported after introduction of the vaccine. These complications are listed in the package insert and the fda web site. Considering the huge number of children and adults vaccinated, these complications are unlikely. ...Read more

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Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

LiveAttenuatedVaccin: Nasal Flu Vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is not contagious for healthy people.No serious illness has been reported among the contacts, Only contact with severely weakened immune system and in protective envoirenment like after stem cell transplant,on chemotherapy,pre term infants be avoided ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
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Flu vaccine nasal spray (Tip)

Flu vaccine in pregnancy decreases the risk of flu for the baby as well as severe flu in mom. ...See more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/defecating uncontrollably
Once
Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent the spread of stomach viruses
Daily
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When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

After 2: If there are no medical issues which preclude your child from using the nasal flu vaccine it is approved for ages 2 through 49. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Flu vaccine nasal spray (Tip)

Flu season is just around the corner. Ask doc/pharmacist when the vaccine will be available. ...See more

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For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ.To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Flu vaccine nasal spray (Tip)

What can my family do to prevent getting/spreading the flu? When will the vaccine be available? ...See more

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Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe ?

Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe ?

GET YOUR FLU SHOT: Influenza can make you very sick! ask your doctor for a quadrivalent vaccine and make sure it is preservative free. The other option is Flumist, it is a nasal spray and no needles! so If you doctor recommends it I would get it:) ...Read more

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Flu vaccine nasal spray (Tip)

Flu prevention includes not going into work when you have the flu. ...See more

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Can the tdap vaccine cause congestion and stuffy nose?

Can the tdap vaccine cause congestion and stuffy nose?

Yes: The vaccine can cause these side effects. The reason is it's causing the body to release cytokines, chemokimes, and various proteinacious substances which in turn cause tissue to react certain ways. It's all perfectly natural though in the perfect world we would like to engineer a vaccine without any signs or symptoms of the disease itself! ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal   drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should .Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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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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