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Flumist 2006 Medication
I never do: Flu mist is a made by combining weakened strains of the flu virus, squirting it in your nose, & letting it create a minor lung infection to cross into your blood. It is not approved for very young patients or those with asthma or several other conditions. It is certainly attractive to needle phobic patients & kids, but I quit using it in my office after a kid had an asthma episode a day later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just took the Flumist 5 hours ago. Is it ok to workout today or should I rest? I don't feel any different than usual days
Flumist: I wouldn't retake the medicine. The majority oh the medication would typically stay in the nose after a sneeze. Plus, the medicine probably caused the sneeze, so the same thing would most likely occur again. ...Read more
FluMist : Flumist is an influenza vaccine given as a nasal spray. It differs from the traditional influenza vaccine in that it contains live, attenuated strains of influenza virus. These are weak virus strains that cannot cause disease. By contrast, the injectable influenza vaccine contains killed influenza virus or virus fragments. Both forms of influenza vaccine work by allowing your immune system to become familiar with the virus, so that protective antibodies are generated that prevent later infection with active virus. Theoretically, FluMist might give better protection against the flu because exposure is through the nose, which is the way most natural flu infections occur. Studies have had varied results; data suggests that FluMist gives superior protection to the injectable vaccine in children, but that the injectable vaccine is better than FluMist in adults. In all studies, the differences were small, and FluMist appears to be an effective option for adults and children. Flumist is recommended for healthy children and adults. It is not recommended for people with serious medical conditions or impaired immune systems, due to the remote chance that they could be made ill by the live virus. This has not been reported, but is theoretically possible. While unlikely, the live virus used in FluMist could be spread to others, so the injectable vaccine is preferred for those who have close contact with people who should not receive flumist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid the virus: Good handwashing and prevent exposure to people who are ill. ...Read more
Im 22 weeks pregnant and had my DPT shot a week ago and after a wk they give me a flumist is that ok?
I went in with my kids to get the flumist vaccine after Dr. Gave it to us he left the nasal syringe out and it was expired. Where do I report him?
Yes: You can.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter's nose is always stuffy, but I would like her to get the flumist. Can I give her a nasal spray decongestant before getting the flumist?
No need: There is no contraindication to getting the flumist with a stuffy nose. Just have your daughter blow her nose before the flumist. ...Read more
My daughter had asthma symptoms with colds when she was <2y. She is now 7 & hasn't required asthma meds since then. Can she receive FluMist vaccine?
I wouldn't give it: The nasal flu vaccine triggers a mild localized inflammation in the lung tissue as it makes its way into the blood to stimulate antibody formation. After I gave it to a kid @ 6 with the same basic history, he has his first and only attack after infancy two days later & spent 3 days in the hospital. I never offer it to any kid with a history of childhood wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer