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Pregnant Diphtheria Will Baby
Infected with what??: The reason we immunize against diphtheria is that it's a really nasty disease; the chances of you being infected and in good enough condition to type on your computer are practically nil. You could be an asymptomatic carrier, in which case you'll still need antibiotics to eradicate it, but then there is no danger to the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I'm pregnant & had whooping coughs/diphtheria/tetanus/polio injection now it's sore red & swollen why?
Is a reaction: At the injection site swollen & red can happened. Or it could be a reaction from the vaccine or the preservatives. ...Read more
I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?
Yes: As we all emphasize, the only truly eradicated vaccine preventable disease appears to be smallpox. Although some are rare, there are pockets of disease thruout the world. All it takes is one infected traveler interacting with a susceptible population to trigger a serious outbreak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives .... ...Read more
Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet
Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing.Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now i don't have babies. How will i know if there is a problem with me?
No: There is absolutely no risk/problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diphtheria is a potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin. Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper part of the throat. This is a preventable disease by vaccination. It is ...Read more
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