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How Do You Relax Before A Shot
2B brave, act brave: Nobody likes injections. Don't try to manipulate the contents of your mind -- this comes only from habits. What you can do is some serious play-acting. Pretend. Smile. See how much you can grin. Think about the benefits of the injection -- do you know what the world was like before immunization? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learn Your risks: You may need vaccines, especially if you are eating off the beaten path. Might well consider typhoid if it has been over 2 years since the killed shot vaccine or 5 years since the live oral form. Have you had the hepatitis a series? Up to date on tdap, mmr--vaccines you should probably have for our country as well? Besides vaccines-many parts of that country have malaria risk--see a travel doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
China Travel: CDC recommends all routine vaccines, Hepatitis A & Typhoid vaccine for travel to China. You may need Polio vaccine if traveling to Xinjiang Province. In some specific situations – Hepatitis B, Rabies or Japanese Encephalitis may be recommended. Malaria prophylaxis may be indicated. Talk to a travel medicine physician or check: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china ...Read more
I had found out that I have 5 herniated discs a lil over a year ago and before I could get the shots in my back my insurance cut off....I still have them will it go away?
Varies: If you truly have one or multiple disc Herniations, they can and usually do heal at some point. What I have seen in my practice though, is sometimes patients are told they have multiple disc Herniations when in fact they have multiple level degenerative disc disease. This condition can get less symptomatic over time, but does not really heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Travel to India: CDC recommends Heptatits A, Typhoid Vaccine & all routine vaccinations before travel to India. Some people may take Malaria prevention medication (visiting low altitude locations). In some specific cases Hepatitis B & Japanese Encephalitis might be recommended. These were recommendations as of 20 June 2014. Check http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india For updated info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am due to have an injection of naltrexon. Why do I have to not drink for 7 to 10 days before. Will the drink negate the effectivness of the shot?
Risk--livertoxicity: Alcohol in combination of with naltrexon greatly increases the risk of liver damage which may result in acute hepatitis/ liver failure. And yes alcohol may also negate the effectiveness of naltrexon. Report any upper belly pain, dark urine, flu-like symptoms, light- colored stools/vomiting, yellowing of skin/eyes, unuausal bleeding/brushing(all these are some symptoms of liver injury). Take care. ...Read more
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