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Is It Safe To Yellow Fever
Probably: Generally yes. But the cause of the fever could be a factor in whether you should continue to breastfeed. Many women develop a fever as a result of lactation, for them it is not an issue. If the fever is due to mastitis, then breastfeeding should continue in addition to taking appropriate antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a fever contagious? Is it ok to attend to a person with a fever? Is it contagious that I should be worried?
No: Fevers are not contagious, however the infection causing it may very well be. Until the source is known, you cannot be advised over the net as to whether you would be at risk. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: The only thing that would make the vaccine inactive would be if it is somehow heated to near body temp; room temp, unless as hgh as in the 80's F would likely be fine for this... ...Read more
Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you
The color of urine: That almost sounds like the title of a movie.... In general clear urine means that the dilution is affected by the use of excess fluids, caffeine or other diuretic. This can be seen with alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and when drinking large amounts of other fluids. In an of itself, clear urine is not a disease or symptom of a disease. ...Read more
No flu shot if.....: Current 2014 CDC contraindications to the flu shot include: previous allergic reaction to flu vaccine, infants under 6 months of age. People with egg allergies MAY POSSIBLY be candidates for flu vaccination (talk to your doctor) . Precaution is advised for those with history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks of a previous flu vaccine, and those with current moderate to severe illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe is hair/root touch up during preg? Which trimester is it advisable to do it? Or avoid it completely?
Pregnancy: it is safe. if you want to be extra careful avoid in first trimester. ...Read more
Is it harmful to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if I have little mucus amount or is it safe even if there's not too much? & is it still safe if used with a dry cough ?
My partner is taking trimethoprim for a UTI... her pee is luminous yellow? Is it anything to be concerned about? It doesn't mention it in the side eff
Yes, for infants: In most cases, the jaundice in infants improves within 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually physiological (natural). Using "bili tool", as a guide, the infant's jaundice can be treated with special lights, if the jaundice level is high (bilirubin blood test). Every infant discharged home within 72 hours of age needs to be reevaluated for jaundice within 48 hours--> the current standard of care and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it allergies or is it a cold? I can never tell, so is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) whenever my nose runs?
Allergy vs. "colds": Allergic reactions are more likely to involve itching, especially in the eyes. Itchy watery eyes in combination with nasal congestion or "runny" nose is likely to be caused by an allergy. Tracking pollen counts may be useful for observing possible cause and effect relationships with allergy symtoms. If a fever or body aches is present with nasal symptoms think 'not allergy". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Toddlers urine is dark yellow but gets better with fluids, could it still be a liver or kidney problem? Or is it most likely dehydration?
HI I am planning on traveling to Mozambique. What injections would I require to be safe? E.g yellow fever injection and malaria related injections?
See details: Traveling from where? Check with your local hospital or clinic to find out. ...Read more
History of seizures: Epilepsy. I healed epilepsy & am healthy after 3 years. Need to get yellow fever vacc for travels to Ghana. Is YF vacc safe 4 me?
Likely yes: Hi, more than likely it should be ok. However, you should talk to your doctor about this. Overall this depends on what type of epilepsy you have. If it is epilepsy of unknown cause and is not tied to fevers you should be ok, but there are some epilepsy syndromes that get worse with infections and fever. These typical happen in kids and continue throughout life. ...Read more
I agree also: From Flavivurus family includes Dengue, Hep C, many types encephalitis. From "Flavus" meaning "yellow". RNA viral relatives who live in ticks, mosquitoes & have killed millions through time.Someone describes YF as "tropical'. Yellow Fever roared through Philidelphia, New Orleans, & Mississippi. USA has had 25 major outbreaks. The vaccine helps but doesn't reach, still, the poorest who need it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yellow Fever: has an incubation period of 3 to 6 days. Sx's of acute phase can include: fever, nausea, vomiting, headache,light sensitivity, muscle pain (back & knees), anorexia, dizziness & shivering. These sxs usually resolve after 3 to 4 days in 85% of patients. However 15% may have remission of sx's followed by return of high fever with abdominal pain, bloody emesis / stool, jaundice, slow heart rate, as > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no specific: treatment for Yellow Fever other than preexposure vaccination against the virus and avoiding mosquito bites in endemic areas (Africa). Treatment is really just for the complications associated with the illness such as analgesic and antipyretics. If liver failure and/or bleeding develops, that would require supportive management. ...Read more
Serum test / doctor: You can have serum tested for yf, but the history and physical ought to be the first test. Your doctor should do this. ...Read more
Solution prevention: Short & long term interventions include vaccination, use of effective repellents & use of protective clothing & netting. ...Read more
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