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Mumps Virus Vaccine Live Medication
Only one mumps: Parotitis, the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps. There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps. ...Read more
A viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (especially the parotid glands behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more
You either have it,: Had it, or you are properly immunized against it. ...Read more
Confusing question: You do not get the mumps from the vaccine. If the vaccine was given two weeks early, it is likely just as effective as if it were given on time. Some school systems/state health departments require that the vaccine be given on or after the birth date, but that is more a legislative issue & bureaucracy than a true need. I had to repeat the vaccine for several kids when the state law changed. ...Read more
Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more
It doesn't: In the pre vaccine era, the wild mumps eventually infected the majority of both men and women in their childhood and this had no significant effect on reproduction. The weaker strain in the vaccine also has no effect on later fertility. Un-vaccinated adult males who have developed an inflammation of their testis, with the wild virus, have a small but possible reduction in fertility. ...Read more
I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months. Will she get the mumps too? She still didn't get the MMR vaccine
Influenza, cold: The influenza virus and the common cold viruses (rhinovirus, coronavirus, corizyvirus, and adenoviruses all have symptoms very similar to mumps. The difference is longevity of illness with cold viruses generally lasting only a few days. Mumps and influenza viral infections are prolonged lasting several weeks. Early on in mumps people often think they have a cold virus due to similar symptoms. ...Read more
Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?
According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the onset of inflammation and swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands. Therefore the cdc recommends isolating mumps patients for 5 days after their glands begin to swell. ...Read more
Depends.............: The only way to determine if you have immunity against the virus, you would need an antibody titer. If it is in the accepted protective range, then no. If the tier is below that level, then any exposure you might have had with the virus was not sufficient to produce immunity and you should then receive the mumps vaccine. ...Read more
Why 2 MMR's: Actually the 2nd MMR is not given as a booster like all other vaccine series but because 15% of first MMR recipients are 'non responders' and the second dose is meant to catch those in that 15% group. Two MMR doses were found to catch most everyone where one dose missed. If you, instead, have serologic proof you responded to the first dose, repeat vaccine is not needed. ...Read more
Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?
It is safe: For some reason your body did not make any antibodies in response to the first MMR. I would definitely get a second dose and then blood work to see if it "took". ...Read more
Mumps: It is if you didn't get your appropriate boosters. You should have had a second MMR somewhere in late high school or early college-my guess based on your age. We now booster at age 5 yo, we did middle school age for awhile with catch up. If you think you might have mumps, you should seek medical advice. ...Read more
2 near family members got mumps. I have only 1 dose of the vaccine which I got 10 years ago. Should I get a 2nd dose? Any additional advice? Thank you
Yes: Because you had vaccine 10 years ago you should have the second dose to protect your self. ...Read more
Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?
Should adults around age 58 get an MMR vaccine? I can't be sure that I had the mumps but had "swollen glands" in childhood.
Won't hurt: We have seen a recent rise in measles cases imported by international travel, (Houston, Ohio).As such, it is reasonable for anyone with an unsure history or who was born prior to 1990 to have a dose. Prior to 1990's we give only one dose of MMR at a yr and about 15% of the population remained at risk. Second doses were given to many into their teens at that time but many were missed. ...Read more
Hi doctor I'm 21 year old, I did my igG antibodies test for measles, mumps and rubella but results were -ve, should I consider taking MMR vaccine?
You should!: Absence of IgG means you need to consider taking shots. ...Read more
My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?
An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read more
Is is okay to receive vaccinations for mumps, rubeola, rubella, and varicella all at the same time?
Yes: Studies have exhaustively shown that this package is safe. ...Read more
Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?
Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more
Marburg Virus: Currently there is not a cure or vaccine for Marburg virus. The treatment is much lack that for Ebola. The patient may be hospitalized, placed in isolation & provided intensive care measures such as: oxygen, medication to maintain blood pressure, blood transfusions (platelets or fresh blood), intravenous fluids & electrolytes & treatment of co-existing infections. In third world countries, ...Read more
??? what???: The vaccines do not "treat" any illness. If taken before exposure they may help someone build personal immunity and prevent a viral disease from starting. At this point we have very few medications that have anti-viral properties. Bacteria, fortunately, are more amenable to available drugs. ...Read more
Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more
I have HPV gen warts & they're tiny. What can it cause later in life? I'm 23 & healthy. Will virus ever go away? I got vaccines @ 11-12 b4 sex active
Confirm diagnosis: HPV is the only cause of warts, at any age. But make sure a health professional has confirmed the diagnosis. Most self diagnosed "tiny" warts are not warts at all. HPV usually is cleared entirely by the immune system. DNA may persist, but uncommonly reactivates to cause disease or transmission to partners. Also see my reply to your other question. ...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