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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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