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Is there any vaccination available for streptococcal pharyngitis?

Is there any vaccination available for streptococcal pharyngitis?

No: There is no vaccine available for strep throat. However, one should take the annual flu vaccine to prevent the flu. Mild cases of the flu can look like strep throat, with some fever, nausea, and sore throat. If one takes the flu vaccine, he usually won't catch the flu. So, he is less likely to end up at the doctor's office with mild flu symptoms, trying to see if he has the flu, strep, or a cold. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Is there any vaccine for hiv?

Is there any vaccine  for hiv?

Nope: Although there is currently extensive research, nothing yet. ...Read more

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Is there any vaccinations for HBV possitive?

Is there any vaccinations for HBV possitive?

Confusing question: Once you are hbv positive, hbv vaccines do not treat the disease or change your status. The vaccine for hepatitis a might be worthwhile as a way of protecting you from an aggravating liver infection.Other vaccines for other diseases have their own benefits.Positive hbv status does not interfere with their value. ...Read more

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Is there any vaccination for tb?

Is there any vaccination for tb?

BCG vaccine: Bcg, or bacille calmette-guerin, is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease. Bcg is used in many countries with a high prevalence of TB to prevent childhood tuberculous meningitis and miliary disease. There is variable effectiveness of the vaccine against adult pulmonary tb. It is not commonly used in the United States. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Is there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Yes: There are 3 major types of bacterial meningitis after the age of 2 months -- hib, pneumococcal, and meningococcal. There are effective vaccines for the major strains of all of them. E. Coli and group b strep are responsible for most cases of meningitis under 2 months of age; there are no vaccines for them, yet, and treatment of certain maternal infections is key to lessen the risk of such illnes. ...Read more

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Is smallpox vaccine helpful for any other diseases?

Is smallpox vaccine helpful for any other diseases?

May help with HIV: There's a paper awaiting confirmation that suggests folks immunized against smallpox have some protection against the HIV virus. There's talk of an immunization helping make asthma less likely. I am skeptical of both results. ...Read more

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Is there any chance for animals to be a carrier for strep throat?

Is there any chance for animals to be a carrier for strep throat?

Sometimes: One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep). The animals had no symptoms, and probably got the bacteria from humans. Some people believe pet dogs and cats can be carriers of group a strep bacteria and can infect humans, but I have not seen any studies showing that kind of bacterial transmission. ...Read more

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Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

None known: Some doctors are treating ebv with valcyclocir, but there is no evidence that it is effective. A healthy body will almost certainly clear the virus by itself. The problem is that you'll feel bad for a long time if you don't let your body recover. Sleep, nutrition, and not over exercising are the things that need to be focused on until you feel healthy again. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Mostly not: Except for acute hepatitis c which is uncommonly seen, acute hepatitis a and b are usually self-limited and do not generally require therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any hope/cure for bacterial prostaitis?

Is there any hope/cure for bacterial prostaitis?

Yes: If it is truly bacterial prostatitis then appropriate antibiotic treatment should resolve the issue. Remember this often require prolonged use of antibiotics(4-6 weeks or more) and it helps if a culture can identify the culprit to make sure it's going to be sensitive to the antibiotic you're taking. Otherwise, if it's not responding to antibiotics, your diagnosis may need to be revisited. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Sure: Depends on cause. Most laryngitis occurs with a cold, which means it 's viral. It will improve with time. Some laryngitis is bacterial, but less common. An antibiotic would be used. Some chronic laryngitis could be due to reflux or allergy, and so would be treated with proton pump inhibitors or allergy medications. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment available for meningococcal disease?

Can there be any treatment available for meningococcal disease?

There are.: There are Vaccines for prevention and Antibiotics to treat the infection. The problem is that once infected, if untreated, the infection can progress quickly and dangerously. http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/ ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Sorry, no: Unfortunately, they evolve too rapidly and there are too many potential sources. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for meningitis?

Is there a vaccine for meningitis?

Several available : Meningitis is a nonspecific term uses when the coverings of the brain are inflamed. There are a variety of bacteria, viruses & other agents that can trigger the process. We have vaccines for hemophillis influenza type b, meningococcus and pneumococcus. These are given at specific ages when kids or young adults are most vulnerable. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccination for anthrax?

Is there a vaccination for anthrax?

Yes: However it is neither recommended nor readily available for the general public. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

No: No, there is no vaccine for impetigo. Impetigo is a bacterial infection due to staph, and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Risk to Great: Antibiotics prevent the serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which may cause permanant heart trouble.Yes one may get better with no medicine, but is it worth the risk of these problems. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for herpatitis b?

Is there any cure for herpatitis b?

Yes/no: We do have effective treatments for hepatitis b but it is not always successful.Please see you dr for a serious discussion.It should be treated to help prevent liver failure or cancer. ...Read more

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Isnt there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Isnt there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Yes: A vaccine is available for meningitis caused by neisseria meningitides. Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is routinely recommended for all 11- through 18-year-olds. ...Read more

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Are there any vaccinations available for allergies?

Are there any vaccinations available for allergies?

No: There are no vaccines for allergies. One can get allergy shots from an allergist, if the doctor feels that allergy shots would be helpful. Allergy shots are "immunotherapy", and consist of multiple injections of small amounts of allergy-causing material, to make one's immune system get used to the allergy-causing material and not react to it anymore. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

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