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Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Moot point: There is absolutely no rationale for giving the zoster vaccine to someone with ongoing active zoster. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Zoster Vaccine (Definition)

A vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older. Zostavax is the only us licensed vaccine that reduces the risk of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox, and remains dormant in the body after ...Read more


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If someone already had shingles is it safe to get the zoster vaccine and can it prevent another outbreak?

If someone already had shingles is it safe to get the zoster vaccine and can it prevent another outbreak?

Can be given age 50: The fda recommends it be offered at age 50 & up. The cdc has not weighed in on the lower age group & still stayed at the 60 year old recommendation for now, partly out of concern for supply. At age 50, there is a better immune response meaning more people can mount a good reaction to the vaccine (69% vs 50%) & become immune to shingles. The shot is very expensive but I do offer it to 50 year old's. ...Read more

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Have unknown food allergies- been eating unseasoned red meats, asparagus w pure olive oil no sauces- still geting sick-could it b red meat?

Have unknown food allergies- been eating unseasoned red meats, asparagus w pure olive oil no sauces- still geting sick-could it b red meat?

YesAlpha Gal Allergy: Galactose alpha 1,3 galactose (a.k.a Alpha gal allergy) You may have reactions 3-6 hours after eating mammalian meats. You should be able to eat Poultry and fish. Be careful! Some people are so sensitive that you may have trouble with cross-contamination. Sandwich shops, grilled foods with mixture of juices, Fast foods with beef flavorings. Even rice made with beef bullion. ...Read more

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What cause excessive flakes on scalp and hair loss after eating red meat milk and diary products.My food allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

What cause excessive flakes on scalp and hair loss after eating red meat milk and diary products.My food allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

Many causes: I would suggest avoiding these foods for two weeks and reassess the condition of your skin at that time. Topical products are available at your pharmacy for dry scalp and flaking which can be tried after the two week period or beforehand. ...Read more

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What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts.Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts.Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

Flaky Scalp: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of flaky scalp. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Seborrheic dermatitis, dry skin, seasonal changes, winter, cold weather, fungal infection of the hair shaft. Hair loss is most likely a telogen effluvium where the hair starts to shed. Treatment is b12 injections every month. ...Read more

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When i eat vegetables, fruits , milk, legumes and red meat.I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative.What cause it?

When i eat vegetables, fruits , milk, legumes and red meat.I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative.What cause it?

Makes no sense: I'd greatly doubt that these events are related. You may be better off getting patch testing for a contact allergy then to foods , airborne allergens etc. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the herpes zoster vaccine and gardasil?

What is the difference between the herpes zoster vaccine and gardasil?

HPV vs VZV - vaccine: Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well. Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe ...Read more

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Could herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Could herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Why ?????: Giving the vaccine to anyone with active shingles would be a waste of time, resources and effort. It would not treat the infection or benefit the recipient in any way. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference of zoster vaccine and gardasil?

Please help! what is the difference of zoster vaccine and gardasil?

Different: Zoster vaccine is for preventing herpes zoster (most commonly causing shingles) and Gardasil is the brand name for hpv (human papilloma virus) vaccine which prevents certain strains of hpv that cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Does any one know anything about the herpes zoster vaccine?

Does any one know anything about the  herpes zoster vaccine?

Shingles vaccine: About 30 percent of the population eventually has herpes zoster. About 15 percent of them have involvement of the tissue around the eye which can leave some people visually impaired. The vaccine is about 80 percent effective. Given the frequency of infection and possible severity the vaccine is recommended for anyone over age 50. If you have had shingles it is unlikely that you will get herpes zos. ...Read more

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Can herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active zoster?

Can herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active zoster?

No: No, someone with active zoster will not benefit from the herpes zoster vaccine, which is used for prevention, not treatment. ...Read more

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I never had chicken pox and have had one varicella zoster vaccine. Am I protected?

I never had chicken pox and have had one varicella zoster vaccine. Am I protected?

??zoster vac ??: In kids, 1 dose of chickenpox vaccine protects 90% & with 2 doses ~100%, if you only got one i would get a second . If you are over 50 and received the zoster vaccine to prevent shingles, that vaccine is of very high potency and should cover for both CP and shingles. ...Read more

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I get shingles regularly. Can I have the varicella-zoster vaccine? I wouldn't think so since it's for prevention, but i've heard otherwise.

Very unusual: It would be very unusual for a young person who is otherwise healthy to get shingles, let alone recurrent shingles. How has it been diagnosed? A viral culture may help define it with certainty. Please see your doctor as what you are describing isn't normal and should be investigated. If it truly is recurrent shingles then a search for the underlying cause needs to be undertaken. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: zoster vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: zoster vaccine?

See below:: A vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older. Zostavax is the only us licensed vaccine that reduces the risk of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox, and remains dormant in the body after recovering from chicken pox. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a red bump on arm from vaccine allergy?

How to get rid of a red bump on arm from vaccine allergy?

Local inj. Reactions: Usually go away with time. Depending on type of "vaccine" may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to all types of red meat?

Can a person be allergic to all types of red meat?

Yes: A few years ago we learned that one form of red meat allergy was caused by the formation of antibodies to galactose-alpha-1, 3-galactose, which occurs in all non-primate mammalian meats. It differs from other food allergies in that it often results in reactions hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne , which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more