Doctor insights on:
Is Vaccine Sensitivity Hereditary
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
Husband gets instant headache from eating eggs in any form,someone said this is glutamine sensitivity. what is this&what to do?
is this hereditary?
Egg sensitivity: Your husband has a sensitivity to eggs and egg yolks. He should avoid eating eggs. He should have food sensitivity testing to see what other foods he may be sensitive to (ie Dairy, milk, cheese, nightshades, soy or corn) ...Read more
What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?
Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more
No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more
School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more
Can't test for TB: Once a person has the BCG vaccine they can't be skin tested for TB because the test will usually appear positive. Since TB is not common in the us, it's more useful to be able to do skin testing on people who might have it than vaccinate everyone and not be able to do testing. ...Read more
None: All vaccines are products of biotechnology. There are no "natural" ways to develop this immunity except to actually get infected by the agents that you would otherwise resist by a vaccine. You will be wise to protect yourself and forget the issue of natural. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it mandatory to get vaccines when traveling to St. Lucia? i will be on an all inclusive resort.s
Minimal benefit: The available vaccines (live oral or injected polysaccharide) have a limited benefit (2-5 yrs) before they must be repeated. The most common use is for international travel in endemic areas where drinking water supplies may be suspect. Within the us ~400 cases per year are dxd & spread is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper hygienic practices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vaccination programs are one of the biggest success stories in medicine in terms of impact on health and mortality rates. Vaccinations have wiped out smallpox, reduced global polio by 99%, and are estimated to save 2 million lives every year from death secondary to preventable infectious disease. Few if any medications can claim such success. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Vaccines: From the CDC: Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection, but this "imitation" infection does not cause illness. It does, however, cause the immune system to develop the same response as it does to a real infection so the body can recognize and fight the vaccine-preventable disease in the future. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/prevent-diseases.html ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Not only are they safe, they are extremely important to protect your little bundle of joy from serious diseases that are potentially in the community, and that could have dire consequences if contracted. Please follow the recommendations of the aap/cdc/acip and discuss with your doctor. There is no need to delay them or space them out. They are safe. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
Yes: It may seem unreal, but the stress to babies system from 4-6 of todays modern vaccines, given at one time, is a fraction of the stress from one smallpox vaccine.Since smallpox killed 1/3 victims and was still active in the world, few questioned the stress of the vaccine.Today's vaccines are the product of decades of research and ongoing surveillance as has the combination given per visit ...Read more