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How Long Has The Chickenpox Vaccine Been Around
1995: It became available in the usa that year but was licensed in japan and korea 7 years before. ...Read more
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
More than 30 years: The CP vaccine we use today was developed in japan in the late 70's & reviewed by our fda for ~ 16 years before they decided the cost of general use offset the cost of deaths/hospital care & work loss in the us. It had been available for limited use thru the cdc for cancer patients during its review.It was approved in 1995 & adoped by may states thereafter. ...Read more
48 hours: Typically, fevers from vaccines resolve within 48 hours. ...Read more
How long are shingles contagious? Is it safe for my three year old to go around someone who has shingles in their eyes and have been on antibiotics?
Local care issue: Shingles differs from chickenpox by not having a phase when oral secretions contain viral particles. The contagious material is limited to the wet or dry debris coming from the area involved. As long as the kid has no direct contact with that material she is at no risk. At three she should have had the vaccine already & if so it is unlikely that she could get sick from it anyway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For How long does the Measles 's after vaccine fever last?My daughter had measles vaccine on 1 sept, she is having fever till then.Fever is above 100.
How rare is it for a child to get chickenpox even when he has been vaccinated for the virus? My son is 22 months has red spots and blistering?
It happens: The 1st vaccination at 1 yr is considered protective for 85% or more of kids while a booster, given commonly at 4 yr brings the protection level above 95%.This leaves a % of vaccinated kids at risk as well as those that are unvaccinated. Those who break out in spite of the vaccine tend to have milder cases.Average breakout is 250+ spots over a week.Not all blistering rashes are chickenpox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for my 4 year old daughter to go swimming right after receiving the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine?
Yes: The activity would not interfere with the vaccines effectiveness . ...Read more
Exposed to scarlet fever, how long before symptoms will show? My 1 year old is in the stage of giving kisses. She has been kissing both her daddy and i on the mouth frequently and yesterday was diagnosed with scarlet fever. How long is the incubation p
Scarlet : Scarlet fever is caused by group a streptoccoccus - the same bacteria that causes strep throat. The symptoms usually start 1-2 days after infection and include sore throat, fever, sand papery red rash, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, swollen red tongue and/or bright red color in the creases of the underarm or groin. With proper antibiotic treatment, the symptoms typically improve quickly (2-3 days) though the rash can last for a few weeks. Long term complications are extremely rare with treatment. The most concerning complication is acute rheumatic fever which occurs around 20 days after the start of infection if the patient is not treated with antibiotics. This can cause permanent heart valve damage. Other rare complications of untreated strep are bone or joint problems, kidney problems, inflammation of a gland, ear infection, meningitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis. ...Read more
My 4 year old has been in contact with the chicken pox virus. How do I know if he is immune already (not vaccinated)?
Air not infected: Chicken pox is transmitted from someone with the disease sneezing or coughing in your face, or from the liquid inside of the blisters coming into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes. The air is not really infected. ...Read more
Maybe lifelong but..: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. In general, if continued risk, recommend periodic retesting titers though immunity may persist even when antibodies are no longer detectable. Cdc rule? If the titer. ...Read more
Hi. My daughter has had 2 out of 3 rabies vaccinations but the area we live in has now run out of the vaccine. Does she have any immunity?
How long will chicken pox last in a 17 year old? It's been 6 days and my pox have yet to completely burst
Resolves in 2 weeks: It scabs normally in 5 days after the vescicules are noticed.Since the vescicles come in crops,the first appearing will dry and scab first and the latest ones will be last to dry.It will take its course and you have to be patient about it.In older children and adults the rash is usually worse than in Children ...Read more
2 days: But can range from 1-4 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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