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Is a baby able to get bacterial meningitis?

Is a baby able to get bacterial meningitis?

Yes: Although it is thankfully rare, it can be life threatening. Generally a baby with meningitis will be extremely ill. Obviously, if you ever have such a concern, have your baby evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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How possible is a baby to get whooping cough?

How possible is a baby to get whooping cough?

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

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Is it possible for babies to get cavities?

Is it possible for babies to get cavities?

Yes: It is possible for babies to get what is called baby bottle syndrome. All the teeth can get cavities from putting the baby to sleep with milk or any juice that has sugar in it. A bottle during sleep should contain nothing but water. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be sick after her immunization?

Is it possible for a baby to be sick after her immunization?

Vaccinations: Yes. Of course. The vaccinations cause a revving up of the immune system to make the appropriate antibodies to prevent deadly illness later. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Sure can: Sexual encounters certainly may cause vaginal infections.So can irritants such as bubble bath, detergents, foreign bodies etc.Also an odd complication of strep throat can cause this. So check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a vaccinated child to be carrying chicken pox and give it to an unvaccinated person?

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 more

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How likely is it for a toddler to get sepsis from a cat scratch?

How likely is it for a toddler to get sepsis from a cat scratch?

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 more

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Is a vagina infection a way of me not being able to get pregnant?

Is a vagina infection a way of me not being able to get pregnant?

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

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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

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Is it possible to get meningitis from your dog?

Is it possible to get meningitis from your dog?

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 more

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Can a tb-infected pregnant woman give TB to a baby before the baby is born?

Can a tb-infected pregnant woman give TB to a baby before the baby is born?

Yes, but it's rare: This is called congenital tuberculosis, and it's rather rare. Women at high risk for TB can be screened while they are pregnant using a skin test. There are drugs to treat TB that may be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

No! : Fungal skin infections are rarely serious or of consequence. Treatment is simple and effective. Don't worry, and follow your doctor's instructions to get rid of the fungus. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Usually no: Most vaginal infections like yeast, bacterial vaginosis don't affect your ability to get pregnant. Past history of stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia may cause tubal blockage and could be a factor. Delay in getting pregnant may also relate to declining fertility with age. ...Read more

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What would be better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

What would be better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

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

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Is it possible for a paralyzed woman to get pregnant and give birth?

Is it possible for a paralyzed woman to get pregnant and give birth?

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

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How likely is it to pass herpes 2 to your baby through a c-section?

How likely is it to pass herpes 2 to your baby through a c-section?

Very Unlikely: This is very unlikely and why we do c-sections if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more

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Why is it important to care for a sick baby quickly?

Why is it important to care for a sick baby quickly?

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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Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Yes: It is best not to kiss on the mouth unless you have already had infectious mono or know yourself to have had epstein-barr infectious mono yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Bacterial Meningitis (Definition)

Bacterial meningitis can be a life-threatening illness that results from bacterial infection of the meninges (membrane covering the brain) and leaves some ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more