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I have valley fever .Can i get a flu shot when i'm experiencing symptoms like a severe cough and night sweats?

I have valley fever .Can i get a flu shot when i'm experiencing symptoms like a severe cough and night sweats?

Hold off: It would probably be safe, but why take a chance of an adverse reaction while you are obviously ill at the present time. Get it when you are feeling better or see an infectious disease specialist to determine flu vaccination. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


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Can you tell me how to know if I have valley fever?

Can you tell me how to know if I have valley fever?

It depends: Valley fever (Coccidiomycosis) is a disease caused by a fungus that lives in soil of endemic areas. In most affected healthy people, inhalation causes asymptomatic changes on a chest X ray or a mild respiratory infection that resolves without treatment. In some normal people and in immunodeficient patients, the disease can be severe, affecting the lung and other organs. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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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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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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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

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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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I need sites for natural anti-fungals to attack valley fever, list them please?

I need sites for natural anti-fungals to attack valley fever, list them please?

See a doctor: "natural" can be translated as "worthless". Valley fever (coccidiodomycosis) will often resolve spontaneously without treatment, but if therapy is needed you need to be evaluated and managed by a competent practitioner, and not a snake oil salesman. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have valley fever?

It depends: Valley fever (Coccidiomycosis) is a disease caused by a fungus that lives in soil of endemic areas. In most affected healthy people, inhalation causes asymptomatic changes on a chest X ray or a mild respiratory infection that resolves without treatment. In some normal people and in immunodeficient patients, the disease can be severe, affecting the lung and other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more

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Anyone ever heard of coccidioidomycosis, (valley fever), and is it related to a 'nodule' in your lung?

Anyone ever heard of coccidioidomycosis, (valley fever), and is it related to a 'nodule' in your lung?

Yes, and yes: "valley fever" is very common in the fertile soil and sand of the southwest. Lung nodules are very common, rarely cancer, and often due to endemic fungi (valley fever in southwest, histoplasmosis in the midwest and so on). Nodules are presumptively diagnosed as due to vf, but should be followed to be sure. (we almost never biopsy them). ...Read more

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Is there a valley fever type problem from any desert?

Is there a valley fever type problem from any desert?

Coccidiodomycosis: Coccidiodomycosis (valley fever, after the central valley of california) is found in the usa in the lower sonoran life zone from the central valley of california into arizona and texas then south into mexico and parts of central and south america. It is not found in asia, africa, australia or europe unless the infection was originally acquired in an endemic area. ...Read more

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What is valley fever, and what do you do to cure it ?

What is valley fever, and what do you do to cure it ?

Anti-fungal: Valley fever is caused by dimorphic fungi called coccidioidomycosis. The spores from this fungus are usually inhaled and can cause a mild febrile illness or a life threating infection. The fungi is usually found in the southwest. The greatest number of cases have been found in the san joaquin valley (valley fever), california. Treat with anti-fungal therapy. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs & symptoms of Valley Fever?

What are some of the signs & symptoms of Valley Fever?

See below: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease picked up through inhalation. Often the symptoms are mild and the disease not recognized. In one to three weeks when they do occur they include fever, cough, chest pain that can be severe, chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, joint pains and a red painful bumpy rash. It can take months to fully recover and you should be followed for dissemination. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke if you have valley fever?

Is it bad to smoke if you have valley fever?

Yes: It is always unhealthy to smoke, but worse when you have an infection that can affect your lungs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valley fever in a farmer?

What are the symptoms of valley fever in a farmer?

Coccidiodomycosis: Initially can cause a pneumonia as the arthrospores are inhaled from the environment although many infections are asymptomatic. In a small number of patients, dissemination can subsequently be diagnosed in a variety of possible places including bone and cns. A chronic lung infection may also occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of valley fever and treatment?

What are symptoms of valley fever and treatment?

San Joaquin Valley..: Fever is a fungal infection of humans (and some animals) caused by spores of coccidiodomycosis inhaled from soil. Many infections are totally without symptoms, some others can cause pneumonia which usually resolves without therapy but some infections lead to spread (dissemination) of the fungus outside the lung to the nervous system, bone or skin. Antifungals such as voriconazole are used. ...Read more

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I need sites for natural anti-fungals to attack valley fever, list them please?

See a doctor: "natural" can be translated as "worthless". Valley fever (coccidiodomycosis) will often resolve spontaneously without treatment, but if therapy is needed you need to be evaluated and managed by a competent practitioner, and not a snake oil salesman. ...Read more

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After nne months my valley fever is bothering me its in my brain waitint to get on insurence should I stay un bed?

After nne months my valley fever is bothering me its in my brain waitint to get on insurence should I stay un bed?

Valley fever: Without diagnostic tests there is no way to know what you have right now. Even though you do not have insurance, there are many ways to find care in most communities. There are free clinics, public hospitals, federally-funded community clinics, and doctors who see patients for reduced charges. You can call your county's hospital or medical society for guidance. Get diagnosed properly, though. ...Read more

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They say that in my lungs there is a virus called valley fever. Is there such a thing?

They say that in my lungs there is a virus called valley fever.  Is there such a thing?

Not a virus-a fungus: Southwest United States is the region in which the fungus coccidioides immitis can be inhaled in their spore forms from dessert dust, to cause pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (aka valley fever) . "valley fever" originated from early observations that people in the san joaquin valley in central california, would get this illness marked by high fevers and respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Anneski
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Desert Fever (Definition)

Coccidiomycosis is also known as Valley Fever and Desert Fever. It is a fungal infection from the soil in the southwest US and can cause a respiratory illness. Symptoms can range from mild in a normal person to severe if the ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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