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Is Zoster Vaccine Safe For Person With Red Meat Allergy
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zoster vaccine: It can be kept in the refrigerator at 35 degrees for 72 hours. ...Read more
How long after varicella zoster vaccine can you be tested via IgG antibodies in titers for immunity ?
6 weeks: We typically wait 6 weeks after vaccination to retest igg response. ...Read more
Local inj. Reactions: Usually go away with time. Depending on type of "vaccine" may take a few weeks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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