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Is chickenpox safe for kids?

Is chickenpox safe for kids?

??confusing question: Wild chicken pox in its hayday annually infected 2-4 million people/yr, usually kids, killed ~50 & led to 10thou hosps in the US. The present vaccine was first available in Japan & evaluated for 16 years before becoming adopted for general use in the US (delay primarily for cost/benefit issues).CP deaths are now quite rare.Negatives include poor protection for some & vaccine related chicken pox. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Yes: Vaccine news often causes parents to worry - especially since our country doesn't see the actual diseases often. The risks of taking the vaccine are very small compared to the effects of the infection. I would encourage you to talk to your MD about your concerns but I don't hesitate to vaccinate my patients with epilepsy. http://www.nhs.uk/ipgmedia/national/epilepsy%20research%20uk/assets/vaccinationandepilepsy.pdf ...Read more

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Is the vaccine for tetanus safe for children?

Is the vaccine for tetanus safe for children?

Yes: One of the oldest vaccins has a strong proven record of safety and major benefit. ...Read more

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How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

Safe: Mmr and other standard vaccinations are generally safe. The risks of vaccinations have been greatly exaggerated in the media over the past couple of decades. It is well established that some of the data implicating vaccinations as risky was falsified data. ...Read more

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Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective.The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher.Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more

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Is it safe to vaccinate children?

Is it safe to vaccinate children?

Risk:benefit: No medication, supplement or vaccine is 100% without risk to all people. In the case of vaccines, the risk of serious illness, disability or death is considered far higher than the risks of vaccination. For this reason, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization have adopted vaccine schedule recommendations which have been spectacularly successful in reducing disease. ...Read more

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Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

Varicella vaccine: Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test. Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Yes: "The use of rubella virus vaccine in breastfeeding mothers has not been associated with adverse outcome." See: Medications and mothers Milk, Hale,T,15th ed,2012 ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old child to use prophylaxis malaria pills?

Is it safe for a two year old child to use prophylaxis malaria pills?

Depends.: There are areas where it is certainly safer to prophylax than risk getting malaria. ...Read more

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Is calahist safe for infants?

Is calahist safe for infants?

Not recommended: Calahist has a strong anti-itch medication which can be absorbed erratically in young children. I would not recommend it. It for use in children over 2 years old. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use paracetamol after a measles vaccine?

Is it safe to use paracetamol after a measles vaccine?

Fever reducers: Since fever from the measles vaccine can occur after 7 days, it is advisable to use paracetamol then. Try not to give paracetamol or any other fever or pain reducer shortly after getting the vaccine because recent reports indicate lessened immune reaction. ...Read more

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How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?

How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?

Not dangerous: A 3 months old gets enough immunoglobulins from the mother during pregnancy to protect till about age 6 months,if the mother had chicken pox as a child that means she has protective antibodies in her system and was transferred to the baby,rare at this age to have chicken pox,vaccination is available,but given at age 1, immunoglobulins are indicated for immune deficient patients, ur baby isn't ...Read more

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Is it safe for adults to take children vitamins?

Is it safe for adults to take children vitamins?

Yes: Kids vitamins are safe for adults. They are seldom needed & often leave your body in less than 24hr. People in the us have the most expensive urine in the world. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 12 month old baby with eczema to get the varicella vaccine?

Is it safe for a 12 month old baby with eczema to get the varicella vaccine?

Varicella: Yes. However, the vaccine may cause a flareup of the eczema, but it is more important for your child to get the vaccine because the eczema can always be treated. ...Read more

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Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Are there flu shots that are safe and recommended for a six month old infant?

Yes.: Yes. Not only is it available, but highly recommended . The first time your baby is immunized, two doses will be required. Only one dose in all subsequent years. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a vaccine for chicken pox?

Is it safe to get a vaccine for chicken pox?

Yes: The present Cpx vaccine was first developed in Japan & used there for years (~16) before it was licensed here for general use.Stringent safety requirements of the FDA were met early on but a favorable cost/benefit was not worked out until later.Before the vaccine, Cpx deaths ~50/yr and hospitalizations 10K/yr, now both are rare. A few patients get a mild rash with blisters after the shot. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Starts At Age 9YEARS: This is series of three doses and 1st dose can be given as early as 9 years age ...Read more

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