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MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. People who have been inadequately vaccinated according to this schedule and who have been exposed to the measles should be vaccinated within 72 hours to help prevent transmission. ...Read more
No; Details: Always discuss w/ your doctor but MMR (measles shot) is not given if a person is on a high dose of Prednisone for over 2 weeks. A high dose is more than 1 mg/ pound or greater than 20 mg. If you have only been on a short course of < 2 weeks or alternate day therapy of prednisone, you may have the option of getting the MMR (measles shot). ...Read more
Pretty sure I've had measles shots, just in case, am I out of the woods if no fever,cough,runny nose,red eyes 15 days after very low risk exposure?
My country currently has the measles outbreak so should I get a measles vaccine shot? I already got 2 shots when i was 9 months & 18 months old. I'm 18 yrs old. Plus, i never have measles before
Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?
Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?
See below: Are you receiving platelet rich plasma? If yes, for what? It is not likely to do you any good. MMR will not have any effect on this otherwise dubious treatment. 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
Im getting a booster shot for measles tomorrow.
Will this affect my peptic ulcer? (Yes, I was diagnosed by a doctor)
My 1 year old may have been exposed to measles about 4 days ago. will the shot help? or would that be useless at this point? should I be worried?
Maybe: Having the vaccine would not hurt, but it may be too late to do much more than make the illness less intense. If the exposure did not transfer enough germs to infect, your kid will have the benefit of the vaccine for future exposures. Measles is a dreadful illness and we are seeing more now that some don't vaccinate. ...Read more