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'there is a hard lump under skin from flu vaccine?

'there is a hard lump under skin from flu vaccine?

Flu vaccine: You may get an area of inflammation at the site of a vaccination. This should resolve fairly quickly. If not, see a doctor and have this examined. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

Caught flu from son's flumist vaccine, what to do?

See below: Normal healthy individual with intact immune system does not get infected by vaccine strain which is attenuated. If you are known to be immunocompromized, you may need to see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Reaction: Could be reaction to vaccine. I would take a picture and not get the next one. If the baby is not engaged in high risk behavior like IV drugs and sex then there is no real reason to get the hepatitis vaccine. ...Read more

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8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

Virus: Viruses (especially the summer time viruses) can cause rashes with or without fevers. Strep can cause a rash that is rough, usually on the stomach (uncommon under age 2). Heat rash can also cause a bumpy pink rash on the abdomen. I would have the baby seen to be sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the arguments against chicken pox vaccination?

Can you please describe the arguments against chicken pox vaccination?

Early on -expense: It took 16 yrs +/- to get the chickenpox vaccine through the fda approval process for generalized use. It was available to select populations, but they considered the expense too much to justify broad distribution. When the 50/yr deaths + 10k hospitalizations + 50x increase in invasive strep disease+ work loss by parents was factored in, they finally relented & let it be used. ...Read more

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When a child gets the chicken pox vaccine, are they contagious with chicken pox?

When a child gets the chicken pox vaccine, are they contagious with chicken pox?

No, but : A few kids will develop an atypical vaccine response and have a few blisters come up. The blisters will contain viral particles that represent the weakened vaccine strain.These could be passed on by direct contact to an unvaccinated person.They would likely not have any outward symptoms but would then be immune as if s/he had been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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Can my well-vaccinated nieces and nephews still spread mumps or measles to my baby?

Can my well-vaccinated nieces and nephews still spread mumps or measles to my baby?

No: Provided your nieces and nephews had the 2 injections of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella), they should have complete protection from all three diseases. Likewise, if you had the same 2 injections or had the measles disease, you will provide the same protection to your baby. This is the joy of having had vaccinations - complete peace of mind. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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Hard lump on pubic mound 2 days. ER= too soon to lance. No head, no heat, tender. Satellite eruptions on butt clearing up. RX= Keflex Scared of MRSA?

Hard lump on pubic mound 2 days. ER= too soon to lance. No head, no heat, tender. Satellite eruptions on butt clearing up. RX= Keflex  Scared of MRSA?

Simple tests: A surface culture and PCR analysis of the local area or skin scrapings would help to identify the presence of MRSA, versus MSSA( multiply-sensitive Staph Aureus), but this needs to be performed by a licensed OB-GYN, who can examine the pubic area for telltale signs of infection and help in your treatment ...Read more

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May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

YES: Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections. It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection. ...Read more

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Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Possibly boils: Hard, painful pimples suggest a localized skin infection usually caused by the bacteria staph aureus. A possible reason it is behind the knee is that your grandson may have eczema which is often behind the knee and makes one more susceptible to staph infections. ...Read more