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Do sensitivities to vaccinations run in families?

Do sensitivities to vaccinations run in families?

No: They do not. Current guidelines suggest that a reaction in a family member not be considered a problem w/ vaccinating, and no study has found a link for serious reactions among family members. ...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 sensitivity to various medications inherited?

Is sensitivity to various medications inherited?

Inheritance: There is a possiblity of getting similar sensitivity inherited. There are testing available to find out about it. ...Read more

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How is celiac disease gluten sensitivity inherited?

Genetics celiac: This is a complex answer best answered by an expert. Go to http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1046/1/understanding-the-genetics-of-gluten-sensitivity-by-dr-scot-lewey/page1.Html. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

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

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Which vaccines are mandatory for public schools in the U.S.? Which ones are optional?

Which vaccines are mandatory for public schools in the U.S.? Which ones are optional?

Varies: Each state legislative body sets these requirements. There is some differences from state to state.Some states also require them for day care entry. Your best source for this answer would be the state health department or local school authorities. ...Read more

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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

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

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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

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

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How come the BCG tuberculous vaccine is not a routine in the u.S ?

How come the BCG tuberculous vaccine is not a routine in the u.S ?

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

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Are there natural vaccines when taking a trip to s . Africa?

Are there natural vaccines when taking a trip to s . Africa?

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 more

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Is it mandatory to get vaccines when traveling to St. Lucia? i will be on an all inclusive resort.s

Is it mandatory to get vaccines when traveling to St. Lucia?  i will be on an all inclusive resort.s

Check this link: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/saint-lucia?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001 Have a nice trip

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I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

Even one is too much: Unwarrented vaccine phobia has led ill informed people to put their children's lives at risk and that of their neighbors children at risk. This year is the highest rate of measels in the us in decades due to refuted vaccine misinformation. ...Read more

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Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.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 more

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Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Extremely rare: Almost all cases of typhoid fever in U.S. Contracted the infection abroad. Therefore, typhoid vaccine is recommended only to the travelers to the endemic area. ...Read more

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Do vaccines work?

Do vaccines work?

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 more

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How do vaccines work?

How do vaccines work?

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

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How do vaccines save lives?

By preventingDisease: Vaccines save life by preventing deadly and serious infectious diseases like Measles,Meningitis,Tetanus,Dptheria,and other life threatening disease like POLIO&Smalpox That is how the vaccines save livesS ...Read more

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Are vaccines safe for my baby?

Are vaccines safe for my baby?

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 more

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4 vaccines today, is that safe?

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

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What conditions do Vaccines treat?

What conditions do Vaccines treat?

NONE: Vaccines do not treat conditions, they prevent them. For an excellent review check out this ebook. http://web.texaschildrens.org/multimedia/flipbook/vaccine-book/ ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more