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Is A Baby Able To Get Bacterial Meningitis
Exposure/no antibody: Many mothers delivering today had their last whooping cough vaccine as a kid and will not have any remaining antibody to pass to their newborn. Recently,OBs have started giving the TdaP to pregnant women to help avoid this.The vaccine is not effective if given before 6 wks, so the newest babies are vulnerable if exposed. This germ can pass from infected people before they realize they are ill. ...Read more
Is it possible for a vaccinated child to be carrying chicken pox and give it to an unvaccinated person?
Very rarely.: You can only be contagious with chicken pox if you actually have the infection. People vaccinated against chicken pox have about a 90% chance of being immune. If someone was vaccinated and didn't become immune, that person could get infected with the chicken pox and then pass it on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: From kitten scratches one can get cat scratch fever- usually swollen lymph nodes and rarely more serious infection. A deep cat scratch that is not cleaned or tended too could maybe lead to sepsis...These are uncommon. Clean it, use neosporin and a band aid and if you have any concerns see your pediatrician. Hope this is not a stray cat as well.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: You do not specify what type of vaginal infection, but the answer is that there are many ways in which these types of infection can interfere with pregnancy and also some may result in atopic pregnancies. Get this diagnosed appropriately and treated. There may be other reasons for your failure to become pregnant and a good OB/GYN doctor will help with this as well. ...Read more
Can you tell me, if I am allergic to the pertussis vaccine is it safe to get a meningitis vaccine?
It may not affect at: All, many antibiotics are safe to take when preg so assuming you took a safe one then u should be fine, if u took ones that are not then your OB can discuss possible complications with you. ...Read more
Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Culture sensitivity: If you know the baby has staph, then a culture was done. I assume they also checked to see what antibiotics would work for this particular bacteria. You base treatment on that. Overall, most of time vancomycin is used for staph infections of neonates, but again this is a case by case answer dependent on culture results and other treatments and cares your infant is getting. ...Read more
Yes: Generally speaking, yes, very much so. Whether or not it is safe for the woman to do so is a different matter and depends upon the nature of her paralysis and what kind of support will be available during the pregnancy and delivery. Pregnancy planning for someone without feeling or movement below the waist should be done in consultation with an experienced obstetrician (OB/GYN). ...Read more
Very Unlikely: This is very unlikely and why we do c-sections if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more
They change quickly: Infants can change their health status very quickly. By the time your baby shows signs of illness to you, they may have been sick for some time. Babies have little reserves of energy and oxygen, so illnesses that create trouble breathing or dehydration can quickly become serious, or sometimes life threatening. ...Read more
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