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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?
Influenza vaccine: Yes it is safe, but talk to the pediatrician about it. ...Read more
Gave my Bf oral, nervous he has hpv. I got vaccinated for hpv what are the chances I get warts or cancer in my mouth. He says he's clean ?
HPV risk after oral: If you have had the vaccine - you are protected against the most common forms of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer but will also help protect you against an HPV infection elsewhere. Did you see any lesions on his penis prior to performing oral?? and does he really have it or are you just scared he might? - bottom line you should be ok ...Read more
Building immunity: The infant has a weak immune memory, leaving the protection from single vaccines to a duration of months rather than years unless they receive booster doses. After the boosters are given, and the kid gets older, the protection can last years.Even then, some will require boosting (tetanus) well into old age to maintain a protective level. ...Read more
My toddler recieved influenza vaccine in February this year booster in March. Does she need this years new influenza vaccine now?
Yes: The vaccine she received in February was formulated to cover the strains that were predicted/seen for the Winter 2013-2014 season. This Winter 2014-2015 may have different strains present thus a completely different vaccine is formulated so receiving the new influenza vaccine is recommended. ...Read more
No: Mild illness is not a reason to delay vaccines. Even illness with fever does not rule out the flu vaccine. Remember that you are trying to prevent a severe illness by getting the flu vaccine. It's also important to remember that the flu shot is not a live virus and would have to bring itself back from the dead to make you sick. ...Read more
Coxsackie virus...: ...Typically causes hand-foot-mouth disease which involves sores in the mouth (sometimes very painful ones) and a rash. The text-book rash is vesicles on the hands and feet, but sometimes it's on the trunk, diaper area, arms or legs; and often it's not vesicles. Sometimes it's a little itchy, sometimes not. Maintain hydration and it runs its course and goes away. ...Read more
My little sister has molluscum contagiosum. She's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son. Can he get it from her?
Yes: The vaccine is safe for women of all ages. It protects against human papilloma virus (hpv). It is most effective if given before any sexual activity. Monogamous couples don't really get any benefit from the vaccine because there is no risk of exposure to a new hpv. Most insurance companies only cover the vaccine up to age 26. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available.It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks.International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...Read more
My daughter is 19 received abnormal pap now has had another she has lsil HPV is there a complete cure?
Unindicated testing: It's not recommended for young women to have pap smears until the age of 21. The reason for this is exactly what is is happening to your daughter. There is too high of a rate of abnormal readings that are not important to her long term health. I suggest she see a gynecologist who keeps up with the latest testing guidelines. ...Read more
Can my 14 month old get shingles from his dad? I don't think my son has had the chicken pox vaccine.
My 17 year old daughter had a Hepatitis vaccination one week ago, how long must she wait to have her Meningitis vaccination?
No need: to wait. She can have it at anytime. ...Read more