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Stepd on toothpck 2mo ago. Wnt to ER, got Tetnus shot. Spasms/twitches all over,jaw pain/invol head twistng occas. Recov from resp.infect. Tetanus?

Stepd on toothpck 2mo ago. Wnt to ER, got Tetnus shot.  Spasms/twitches all over,jaw pain/invol head twistng occas. Recov from resp.infect. Tetanus?

No: At 25 years usually all people have their tetanus immunization uptodate (requirement college for ex). The fact that this happened 2 months ago makes unlikely the symptoms described as tetanus. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

What's differance between mono , di , tri and quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine ?

Flu vaccine: The trivalent covers 2 a strains ; 1 b strain, the quadrivalent covers 2a and 2b strains, the second b strain causes milder disease in adults and mostly affects children. The efficacy of the quadrivalent over the trivalent vaccine has not been established in preventing disease as it just got on the market in the us. The mono and di valent vaccines are not on the market. See the cdc.Gov site 4 info. ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

Building immunity: The infant has a weak immune memory, leaving the protection from single vaccines to a duration of months rather than years unless they receive booster doses. After the boosters are given, and the kid gets older, the protection can last years.Even then, some will require boosting (tetanus) well into old age to maintain a protective level. ...Read more

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Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

No: Dr degraw's answer is correct, but recently there is a formal recommendation for a booster shot to be given in teens 5 years or so after the first vaccination. ...Read more

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My 17 mo. Son gettn ovr pnk eye n upr resp. Infection on drops azithromycin n albuterol slfte. Developing sores otsde crnr of lips. Help?

My 17 mo. Son gettn ovr pnk eye n upr resp. Infection on drops azithromycin n albuterol slfte. Developing sores otsde crnr of lips. Help?

Possible viral : Mouth sores with upper respiratory conditions are common, as the mucus membranes of the mouth can also be affected. This can occur as other symptoms are resolving. This is common with certain types of viral upper resp infections. The lips can be cracked and bleed easily, esp in the corners. ...Read more

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8y/o son struck by batted baseball 2 days ago, lateral to right eye, no loss consciousness, mild bruising,c/o headache x2days, new onset fever 101.2?

8y/o son struck by batted baseball 2 days ago, lateral to right eye, no loss consciousness, mild bruising,c/o headache x2days, new onset fever 101.2?

Mgt: There may a related infection in the periorbital area. Is his vision affected? can he move his eyes in all directions? Please see the ED right away. Apply an icepack gently to the area to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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11 yr old with underbite. Also his lateral upper incisor is erupting behind the front upper teeth which have a gap. Expander+headgear says ortho..??

11 yr old with underbite. Also his lateral upper incisor is erupting behind the front upper teeth which have a gap. Expander+headgear says ortho..??

OK: Absolutely no way to examine your child in this forum. That said, I assume you are seeing a university trained specialist Orthodontist, the dental expert best trained to diagnose and treat your child's malocclusion. The mechanotherapy you describe, expansion + reverse pull head gear, is mainstream if upper jaw narrow and too far back. ...Read more

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What hurts more b complex shot or guardasil vaccine?

What hurts more b complex shot or guardasil vaccine?

Discuss w/ UR Doctor: These are two very different products, one is a vitamin b shot to help boost your oxygen capacity of your blood and is a B12 vitamin, and the other is a vaccine to protect against hpv. So, the thinking should be less about which one hurts less, if both are needed. More on how it can help you even with momentary discomfort. The B12 hurts less, but the vaccine may not hurt a lot either depending on your pain tolerance. ...Read more

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My 13 year old is having the measles booster jab at 13, will it cause autism?

My 13 year old is having the measles booster jab at 13, will it cause autism?

No: There is no evidence that immunizations cause autistic spectrum disorders; especially at 13 years of age! get the shot if his doctor recommends it! ...Read more

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My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.

My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.

Rabies: Rabies is extremely rare nowdays in the us, especially as a result of dog bites. If there was any risk of rabies, it would be from street dogs, but it doesn't sound like your puppy is a street dog. Also, rabbit dogs would normally be expected to act accordingly. Your case doesn't allude to that. I'd not worry about rabies, but would definitely watch the wound as it is prone to infection. ...Read more

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4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

Maby: Most speech and language specialists will do an oral motor exam as part of their evaluation. If the tip if the child's tongue can easily reach the sites within the mouth needed to form the letters a frenulotomy may not help. If you haven't had a speech evaluation done, i would do so. The therapist can help you decide to proceed with the procedure if they feel it would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is the meningococcal vaccine a three shot?

Is the meningococcal vaccine a three shot?

No it is one shot: It is a single shot but you may need booster to keep immunity ...Read more

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6 1/2 month old baby... Flu shot or no flu shot? What's bad about it?

6 1/2 month old baby... Flu shot or no flu shot? What's bad about it?

Flu Shot: It is very important for babies over the age of 6 months to get flu shot.It is given in half the dose and repeated with other half of the dose after i month.The shot does not contain thiomersal(mercury)and is safe. Inflenza in babies can really make them sick and rarely can be fatal there is nothing bad about it. ...Read more

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