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How Effective Is The Shingles Vaccine For A 60 Year Old Vs A 80 Year Old
The shingles vaccine protects your body from reactivation of a virus — the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus — that most people are exposed to during childhood. When you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays latent in your body. For unknown reasons, though, the latent virus sometimes gets reactivated years later, causing shingles. The shingles ...Read more
Might help: When thromboplastin activator first appeared it was felt dangerous for elderly pts, and only safe if used very early. All of this is now modified and it may be both safe and effective in older pts if additional risk factors are not present. However, still most effective if used as early as possible. ...Read more
None: There are no medications for bedsores. Wound care and avoiding pressure to the area are the best options. Wound care may include removal of dead tissue and the use of a vac dressing to promote healing. On occasion large sore may require a surgical flap to get the wound to heal. Adequate nutrition is essential to get wound healing. The best treatment is really prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 3: At age 60, according to the advisory committee on immunization practices, three are recommended (more in some high risk cases). A tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or whooping cough) for everyone 19 and over, a shingles vaccine for 60 and over, and flu vaccines are recommended in the fall. For a complete list of proven preventive recs, see the ipad /iphone app prevention checklist 2013. ...Read more
Not really: Aneurysms never really get any smaller as long as they are subject to arterial pressure. Stabilizing aneurysm growth may be possible with control of blood pressure into a normal range and stopping smoking. Other treatments with antibiotics are thought to decrease the rate of aneurysm growth as well. ...Read more
Wonderful: That is a perfect blood pressure, whether on medication or not. However, the more important question to ask if you have dizziness, fainting spells, nausea, chest pain, headache, or otherwise feel unwell. For a small number of people, that blood pressure may be too low if it was recently much higher. It may have to be reduced gradually. ...Read more
Why is it more difficult for an eighty year old woman to recover from the flu than a thirty year old?
WHEN YOU ARE 80,: You typically are dealing with aging related conditions like heart disease and diabetes, just to mention the 2 most common. Chronic medical conditions tend to make your immune system a bit more sluggish at times. The good news is, over 80 years you have been exposed to a lot more bugs than someone in their 30's, so your immune "memory cells" have been programmed and are ready to minimize problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EpiPen (epinephrine) Jr: In addition to your precautions at home, make sure child has written emergency action plan at school and access to Epipen (epinephrine) (home and school) for any signs of anaphylaxis. Be sure to replace with new prescription each year even when unused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothermia: Younger children take longer to recover from same degree of hypothermia because their body surface area is larger. Kids less than 5 yrs are in particular at risk. Children 5 yrs to 14 yrs develop hypothermia with same level of exposure in same time. Almost all of them ( ages 5-14) recover with minimal serious long term consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All things being equal is treatment for glaucoma more aggressive in a 60 year old or in an 80 year old?
Arguably the same: A lot of factors figure into the approach for glaucoma management including life expectancy. Above all, preservation of visual function is of paramount importance and control of a patient's eye pressure figures strongly into this. Because a younger patient potentially lives longer, treatment is generally more aggressive, particularly if disease is advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: This would be very rare!Get a more detailed answer ›
My 36 year old daughter is diagnosed with pertussis pneumonia after receiving dot booster three years ago. What are the long term implications, follow?
It happens: As a bacterial disease, pertussis acquisition depends on level of exposure and level of resistance.The vaccine, though helpful, will not prevent the illness but has been shown to reduce intensity for the individual & epidemics in the community.Pertussis is most deadly among those under a year old, but does trigger the "100 days " cough in adults. Even full disease does not confer total immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be safe: Kidney transplants have been done in recipients as old as 80 years, but that is very rare. What is more important than the chronological age of the patient is the physiological age. Specifically, prior cancers, infections, and the cardiovascular health of the patient needs to be evaluated. The potential for physical rehabilitation needs realistic assessment as well. ...Read more
Possible: That is possible. No way to tell the odds. ...Read more
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
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
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