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Doctor insights on: Q Fever Vaccine

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris Dr. Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the presenting symptoms of q fever?

What are the presenting symptoms of q fever?

Non-specific: Other than fever, acute q fever (infection with the bacterium coxiella burnetti) can lead to myalgias, fatigue, headaches and sweats. The list goes on.... ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
1,083 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Definition)

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


Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

How high?: Low grade fever is not a reason to delay MMR but significant fever is a reason to delay the vaccination. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
Daily
Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

No it is not safe: Oral Typhoid Vaccine is live attenuated Bacteria wchich works by getting absorped from the intestines and Advocare clense stage you use glorified laxatives and that will interfere with the vaccine absorption and the vaccine may not be completely effective Not a good idea.If you have to have vaccine get injectable vaccine ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Had flu shot Thurs. evening. Since Friday, low grade fever, exhaustion, nauseous, mild cramps, slight headache. Is this a side effect?

Had flu shot Thurs. evening. Since Friday, low grade fever, exhaustion, nauseous, mild cramps, slight headache. Is this a side effect?

Immune response: What you are describing as side effects of the flu shot, could be interpreted as your immune system successfully responding to the flu vaccine, so your body will be ready if and when it is exposed to the live flu virus. These symptoms usually go away in a day or so. Or you may be coming down with an unrelated virus that you were exposed to a week or so ago, which is not related to the shot. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does the yellow fever vaccine have any side effects?

Does the yellow fever vaccine have any side effects?

Potentially: 1 in 4 people has a mild reaction to yellow fever vaccine. The sxs may include redness, soreness or swelling in the shot site as well as fever. Severe allergic reactions impact 1 in 55, 000 people. Severe illness w organ failure occurs in 1 in 250, 000 ; serious nervous system rxn in 1 in 125, 000. The alternative is possibly getting yellow fever virus which usually requires hospitalization. Of > ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Rare: Neurologic manifestations of q-fever are uncommon outside of headache, and usually present as aseptic meningitis or encephalomyelitis, but symptoms of peripheral findings like "pins and needles" have been reported, although very rarely. ...Read more

Dr. Sari Nabulsi Dr. Nabulsi
Pediatrics
years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine,also having rashes.Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too.help fast?

My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine,also having rashes.Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too.help fast?

Measles vaccine: It is relatively common after receiving measles vaccine to have fever that will last 3-5 days. The area where the measles vaccine is given is painful. Take pain medication like Ibuprofen may help to alleviate some or most of the pain. The stomach upset could related to the pain. If it persists, check with your physician to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Does every child get fever after been given vaccine?

Does every child get fever after been given vaccine?

Possible: Fever is always a possible side effect of vaccines, but not often and generally annoying, but harmless. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Q fever?

Q fever: Q fever = an infection with bacterium Coxiella burnetii that usually leads to mild flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Rare: Neurologic manifestations of q-fever are uncommon outside of headache, and usually present as aseptic meningitis or encephalomyelitis, but symptoms of peripheral findings like "pins and needles" have been reported, although very rarely. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What are the tests for q fever?

What are the tests for q fever?

Q fever tests: Usually the diagnosis is made by specific antibody tests against coxiella burneti in people with exposure to certain livestock, especially during birthing season. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What's the degree of damage for q fever?

What's the degree of damage for q fever?

Depends...: Q (query) fever is a zoonotic (acquired from animals and here especially livestock) most commonly from aerosols related to birthing. Airborne spread may occur over several miles from a farm. Initial symptoms of this rickettsial disease are fever, muscle aches, severe headache and cough. Pneumonia and hepatitis may occur. Untreated some people can get endocarditis, an infection of the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Tsiouris Dr. Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the presenting symptoms of q fever?

Non-specific: Other than fever, acute q fever (infection with the bacterium coxiella burnetti) can lead to myalgias, fatigue, headaches and sweats. The list goes on.... ...Read more

Dr. Simon Tsiouris Dr. Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Leander Po Dr. Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Can u talk to me more about q fever?

Can u talk to me more about q fever?

Part 2: Query fever: Though many patients get over the infection, some, if not treated, can go on to develop chronic q fever that can result in a heart infection. Diagnosis is made by serology. Treatment is with Doxycycline though other antibiotics have been used including quinolones. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can acupressure, reflex or massage help cure q fever?

Likely not: Q fever is an infection caused by coxiella burnetii which usually causes acute respiratory disease but can cause a variety of chronic features. None of these maneuvers are likely to cure the infection but may alleviate some symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How often do people get yellow fever vaccines?

How often do people get yellow fever vaccines?

Lasts 10yr: The product available in the us is expected to provide protection for 10 yrs. See :wwwn.Cdc.Gov/travel/default.Aspx. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
1,091 doctors shared insights

Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Gordon Trenholme
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Q Fever (Definition)

A rare infection caused by inhaling bacterial spores from dusty places contaminated by cats, dogs, and farm animals. It can affect many different organs including the ...Read more