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Malaria Vaccine Side Effects
A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components. ...Read more
Cancer prevention: The hpv vaccine is a safe option recommended for the prevention of cervical cancer. There are no long term negative side effects. The vaccine has not been around for 15 years yet but the technology behind it is the same as the hep b vaccine. This gives us over 30 years of proven long term safety. ...Read more
What effects are you worried about? Large studies have shown that the most common side effects are pain at the injection site and nausea. Both go away in less than a day.
If you are asking how long does the hpv vaccine protect against infection, the answer is at least 6 years and counting. It may be lifetime immunity, but no one knows yet. Even if you have been vaccinated, you need to have paps. ...Read more
Rabies vaccine side effects? Got my shot yesterday now I feel nauseous is it normal? Bitten by my pet rabbit; he's still alive.
Rabbit bite: For a rabbit bite to cause rabies would be extremely unusual. Dogs cause 99% of human rabies and I have never seen a case report in the literature of rabies from a rabbit. Hopefully the bite wound is OK- that might be causing the nausea if u have a low grade infection there. Only a few percent of people will get nausea from a rabies vaccine. Hope doc will check you bite wound soon. ...Read more
Little or nothing: I give it in my office all the time to teens. None report any issue beyond their initial pain and soreness. This is dramatically different from the whooping cough vaccine we gave in the 70's and 80's. The old vaccine had more problems as you got older, and we never gave it after age 6 because of side effects. ...Read more
Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good? I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?
No.: The answer is no! Like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc. Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against! ...Read more
Having side effects from Mefliam. Family of 4, 2xadults, 2x children. Increased anxiety and paranoia and mild headaches. Taken 2 doses before going away taken two doses since return from Marloth Park (malaria area). Stop or take one more dose?
Must finish course:
Best to finish the course, if the side effects are mild. You only have to complete 4 weeks after malaria area visit. Remember to take something else NEXT time. Get script from your doctor.
mefliam has many nigly side effects. If the side efeects are severe, go see your doc. ...Read more
I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective. Was prescribed dukoral. Can I take it?
Typhoid vaccine should be separate 8 hours from dukoral for it can decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Chloroquine decreases the effects of dukoral but is felt to be a minor effect. ...Read more
Not yet: Although prototype vaccines have been studied for decades. ...Read more
Treatments: Antimalarial drugs all unique ways of treating and preventing the disease, but with commonality in targeting the parasite and killing it. ...Read more
When does someone need the anti-malaria vaccine? Does it only work if taken before exposure to malaria?
Future hope: Currently there is no vaccine for malaria although many are searching for this with some promising leads. There are medication s which can attack the malaria organism and deal with active infection and some that prevent the malaria from spreading if you are exposed. Hopefully a vaccine will eventually be developed. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm going to Africa and I heard that that's the place where people get malaria. Is there a vaccine for that?
Meds: You will take one of several possible medications on a daily basis starting before you go and for six weeks after you leave. First check the CDC website to be sure of what you need. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel. You can search for the vaccine requirements of every place you might go. Some may require other vaccines. ...Read more
I will be going to Mozambique in the next 2 days for new years celebration. Do I need malaria vaccine and where can I get?
Meds: You will take one of several possible medications on a daily basis starting before you go and for six weeks after you leave. First check the CDC website to be sure of what you need. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel. You can search for the vaccine requirements of every place you might go. Some may require other vaccines. Regional travel clinics are often listed there. ...Read more
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
It depends: It depends on the shot. Most commonly, some pain at the site of injection. You can look up detailed information on side effects for all U.S. Available vaccines at www. Immunize. Org. ...Read more
Side Effects of MMR:
Nothing happens most of the times
Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection
Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases. It gets better without any treatment
Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more
Not really: The injectable flu vaccine given to adults is not a live vaccine, therefore its side effects are usually mild and can include injection site soreness, chills, muscle aches and joint pains which usually only last a day or two. ...Read more
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more
Fever, rash: Most people don't have a reaction to the MMR vaccine but there are cases with symptoms ranging from mild to severe mild side effects include slight fever, rash and swelling of glands in the cheek or neck. Moderate reactions include seizure and stiffness of extremities. Severe effects include serious allergic reactions which occur in less than 1 out of a million doses. ...Read more
Fever mainly: Measles vaccine occasionally causes side effects in kids who don't have underlying health problems. The most common reactions are fever between 6-12 days after vaccination (in about 5%-15% of kids getting the vaccine) and a measles-like rash, which isn't contagious and fades on its own (in about about 5% of vaccinated kids). Children may also have local swelling ad reddness. ...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