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How Can I Prevent My Child From Having An Adverse Reaction To A Vaccine
Wait a Minute: If you define "adverse" as any reaction, there is really no way to prevent them.This may include fussiness, mild swelling , mild fever etc.A very serious adverse reaction occurs less than the odds of being struck by lightning several times.Prevention is not possible. The risk of serious adverse reactions to the diseases including the risk of catching disease is much, much higher! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Call for questions: Common reactions after vaccines include mild fussiness, low grade fevers for a day or two, and maybe a mild pink rash. (certain vaccines, like measles or chicken pox, tend to cause their reactions after several days or so.) anything beyond these common signs deserves a call to your child's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my child has not had an adverse reaction to a vaccine, can I be sure he will not have one in the future?
No: Adverse reactions, sadly, cannot be 100% predicted based on previous vaccine reaction history, either positive or negative. Though I am a huge fan of vaccines, there's always the potential for an adverse reaction. Thankfully, the risk of serious adverse reactions is very low, much less than the risks of the diseases that vaccines protect against. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call somebody!: If they are having difficulty breathing, are seizing, are dusky or blue, or are lethargic, call 911. Otherwise, call your doctor's office immediately. If there is not a timely response and/or you are not comfortable with waiting, go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confusing question: I know of no allergy vaccination that can or will prevent asthma in anyone at any age. There are allergy shots that can reduce a persons allergic responses if taken over several years, but not all seem to benefit from them. Allergy by itself has been cited as a triggering factor in only 5-10% of asthma sufferers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a partner has low risk and I have high risk will the HPV vaccine prevent us from having a child?
I was in contact with a child with chicken pox today, is it effective for me to get the vaccine now to prevent me from getting chicken pox?
Get some protection: The incubation for chicken pox is about 10-21 days (time of contact to development of disease), and vaccine results in some immnity as early as 10 days as well and excellent by 3 weeks time. So, in your case, you will likely get some protection. However, it is a good chance that you are already immuned to it..Likely exposure to it when u were younger..Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?
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