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Is Yellow Fever Vaccine Allowed To Diabetic Person
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
51 year old female.im not a diabetic. My fasting blood sugar is any where between 69 to 91.2hrs after meal is 91 to 115 on a given day.my dr normal.
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided is normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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
Why is pneumococcal vaccine not given to all healthy adults 19-64, much like the flu vaccine? Why is it restricted and given only to"high risk" adults
Confusing system: Docs can give this to most patients at most ages. However, the politics of healthcare/insurance companies, cost, all plays a part.The advisory committees decide who needs it the most, if adopted by several such committees the insurers may pay for it only for listed groups.The docs push to target those with the most need/benefit.You are always welcome to pay out of pocket for it but it costs $$$ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can endocarditis pateints by completely recovered? I have a family member who has a substance abuse problem, she contracted endocarditis from dirty needles. What is the liklihood that she full recovers wuth no lasting damage to her heart?
That : That depends on how much damage was done to the heart, and of course whether or not your family member is able to achieve sobriety. Endocarditis is a condition when an infectious organism, typically bacteria, infects the inside of the heart. It usually involves the heart valves. This can cause the heart valves to malfunction and become leaky, but it can also result in the ejection of blood clots and bacteria out to the body where they can cause strokes, kidney failure, and other complications. Sometimes endocarditis can be cured with a very long course of intravenous antibiotics, but often times the valve must be surgically repaired or replaced. People with endocarditis are at increased risk of a second episode later in life because the damaged areas of the heart are more susceptible to infections. If somebody with endocarditis continues to use intravenous drugs, that is very dangerous and can result in more surgery or even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a 2 yr old require typhoid vaccine at this season to travel from USA to India. We are going to give Malaria Vaccine.
Mgt: Please check the CDC website. In general it is advisable, particularly if you aver traveling to a rural area. ...Read more
17 months old who is vomiting and diarrhea which is green. He will not drink any liquids at all.?
Try....: Try a spoon of something like pedialyte every 10 minutes for 2 hrs. Then increase to a tablespoon every 2 hrs and move up from there. No milk or sollids for this period. If your child has not urinated recently or is acting very sluggish or lethargic, call your pediatrician asap. ...Read more
He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...
A few suggestions: Not sure where you live, or what is available. Disease can be very nasty, and leave lasting problems, but 9 Y.O. Child has far better chance of full recovery than elderly adult. Would recommend a team comprised of infectious disease specialists, and experienced neurologists. Might do best being treated at famous facility such as boston children's, johns hopkins cmsc, mayo. I hope for recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every year I have my 96 yr-old mother vaccinated against influenza. However, it is always possible that she could contract influenza before then. Can influenza be sufficient to kill an elderly person by itself or is it only if it leads to pneumonia?
Dangers of influenza: Certainly influenza can kill - actually 90% of the mortality is in those patients older than 65. That's because as we age, the body gets weaker (in all respects, including the immune system-we call this immunosenescence). The 'flu' can lead to a heart attack (from viral sepsis), primary or secondary pneumonia as you reference, plus other complications including stroke. Get HIGH DOSE vaccine 4 mom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: This disease, even when appropriately treated may remain symptomatic for 10 to 14 days or more despite antibiotics. ...Read more
Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?
It is fine: The most common to all are local site soreness. The next would be swelling or redness in the muscle where one is injected. Rarely a person is allergic to some component of the vaccine & hives might occur. The immune "stress" on the body is well tolerated. That combo adds up to a fraction of the stress the old smallpox vaccine had alone. I consider separate day dosing on a kid a form of child abuse ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is scarlet fever contagious? Should i be wary of someone who has scarlet fever? Is it contagious?
Is it safe for a high risk pregnancy patient to wait for natural labor if she has history of failure to progress? *type 2 diabetic @ 38weeks*
Complicated: Timing of delivery depends on many factors. One of these is how well-controlled diabetes has been during the pregnancy. All of these factors should be discussed with your doctor-- they know your medical history, and the history of your current and past pregnancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it common for meningococcal meninigitis surviors to lose limbs? Knew a kid with it, said body released toxins into blood stream? True?
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