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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


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What is the definition or description of: Pneumococcal vaccine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pneumococcal vaccine allergy?

Pneumococcal vaccine: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects to Pneumococcal vaccine, see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/pneumovax-23-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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Question about the pneumovax how safe at 90?

Pneumovax: Well tolerated but likely less effective at age 90. ...Read more

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Ok to get pneumovax if allergic to eggs?

Ok to get pneumovax if allergic to eggs?

Ok: There is no contraindication on receiving the Pneumovax vaccine with an egg allergy. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 58yo. Should I get Prevnar 13 now and pneumovax 5 yrs later?

I'm a healthy 58yo. Should I get Prevnar 13 now and pneumovax 5 yrs later?

No: Prevnar and Pneumovax are indicated for patients 65yrs+ to help prevent pneumococcal infections including pneumonia. It is recommended to get Prevnar first, followed by Pneumovax 6-12 mos later. No booster is currently recommended. Pneumovax is recommended for patients 18-64yrs who have chronic medical conditions including Asthma, Tobacco Abuse, Diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. ...Read more

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Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more

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I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

Recommended: For seniors, or others with compormized immunity, who do not always get adequate antibody response to the pneumovax vaccine. The new vaccine has a different formulation that seems to generate a strong response and includes the current major invasive strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria. ...Read more

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Should kids as young be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Should kids as young be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Not a Pneumonia vac: You may be laboring under the impression that this stops pneumonia. It helps build antibodies to some strains of pneumococcus but there are dozens of different causes of pneumonia this has no effect on. The prevnar vaccine targets more strains kids have a variety of infections from. A few who have a scheduled removal of their spleen would get it as kids. Otherwise its more an adult vaccine. ...Read more

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How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

Hours not days: Any severe allergic reaction would happen within minutes to hours after an injection. More minor reactions like soreness or swelling at the site or a rash would happen within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I've read conflicting info on effectiveness of pneumovax vaccine. One doc said I should, another said it won't make a difference. Need advice?

I've read conflicting info on effectiveness of pneumovax vaccine. One doc said I should, another said it won't make a difference. Need advice?

Depends on your condition: Some patients need to be vaccinated as Asplenia patients (lost their spleens), chronic kidney disease, sometimes asthmatics or heart failure patients, and others. If you're otherwise healthy, no harm if you don't get it, as you already have a competent immune system and can fight infection without being compromised by other factors, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more

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Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Flu and pnumonia vac: Flu vaccine can be taken with pneumonia vaccine, if it is recommended by your doctor because of your age or medical condition you can take tham together. ...Read more

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I am 46 year old male with asthma. My dr. Suggest I get a pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacy has Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?

I am 46 year old male with asthma. My dr. Suggest I get a pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacy has Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?

Pneumovax 23: Pneumovax 23 is the immunization for you. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is an immunization for primaryimmunization in children under 4 years of age. ;) ...Read more

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

Pneumonia prevention: An important cause of death from influenza is often related to pneumonia, a common complication of influenza. Pneumonia following influenza is often caused by pneumococcus. Pneumovax provides protection against an invasive peumococcal infections including pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

Workup and Mgt: There are many PIDs and some are associated with autoimmune disease. Since there is so much variation, the diagnosis can be difficult. If you are prone to infections, the pattern of the infections, type and location will help your physician determine the diagnosis and treatment. If you have lung involvement, an HRCT is helpful. Most PIDs involve B cells and I would advise B cell studies. ...Read more

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Can you advise on where to buy pneumococcal vaccine for children?

Can you advise on where to buy pneumococcal vaccine for children?

You Can Not Buy It: You can not buy Pnumococcal Vaccine. Only Doctors or Clinics are authorized to bye it
If you need this vaccine or any other Vaccine. You have to Doctor or Clinic ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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Pneumococcal Vaccine (Definition)

Pneumococcal vaccine is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more


Pneumovax Allergy (Definition)

Allergy means you are allergic to a component ...Read more