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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

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