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What can you tell me about the rotateq vaccine?

What can you tell me about the rotateq vaccine?

Rota Virus Vaccine: Rota Virus Vaccine (Rotateq) is recommended for all babies and it is an oral vaccine that prevents Rota Vitus infection which causes Diarrhea in children and can quickly dehydrate them and put them in hospital ...Read more

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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How can I expect my baby to react to the rotateq vaccine?

How can I expect my baby to react to the rotateq vaccine?

None anticipated: I have never had a baby that didn't love this vaccine. They gobble it. It's adorable and a delight after the tears associated with injectable vaccine. There have been no adverse reactions in my pediatric practice as of yet. ...Read more

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There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

Not really: Two separate vaccines developed by different companies that do the same thing. They are slightly different, but you don't need both. ...Read more

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My daughter 2 months 21 days old was given 1st dose with rotateq and 2nd dose with rotarix. Is it ok? What should her third dose be?

My daughter 2 months 21 days old was given 1st dose with rotateq and 2nd dose with rotarix. Is it ok? What should her third dose be?

Vaccine: Both are good vaccines for the same disease. But stick to one schedule. You can do Rotarix as it needs only 1 more dose to complete the schedule. ...Read more

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My baby is crying a lot, less milk after 2nd day of 6 week vaccination (easy five, polio, RotaTeq & Prevnar13) is there anything to worry or just normal?

My baby is crying a lot, less milk after 2nd day of 6 week vaccination (easy five, polio, RotaTeq & Prevnar13) is there anything to worry or just normal?

Follow up/Temp check: I would suggest taking your baby's temperature. If there is a fever of 100. 5 or higher, continued poor feeding or other symptoms, a follow up visit is suggested. Vaccine reactions tend to be greatest within the first 2 days. ...Read more

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With any medications a person shouldn't received vaccines?

With any medications a person shouldn't received vaccines?

No: Vaccines are fine with commonly prescribed medications. There are some conditions like pregnancy or immune disorder where certain live vaccines must be avoided. Also vaccines must be avoided with any prior allergy to them, but they are fine with most commonly prescribed medications. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear my body 100% from HPV? Any home remedies? Medication? Vaccines? I discovered it in 2015 and was told it may take 2 years!

What is the best way to clear my body 100% from HPV? Any home remedies? Medication? Vaccines? I discovered it in 2015 and was told it may take 2 years!

Lingering germ: You can certainly clear initial infection over time but don't get stuck on the 100% gone idea. This germ comes from a family of germs known to hibernate for long times in humans and reappear. The vaccines cannot treat you after infection, but may prevent you from getting other strains. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any cure, vaccine, or medication for marburg virus?

Can you tell me if there is any cure, vaccine, or medication for marburg virus?

Marburg Virus: Currently there is not a cure or vaccine for Marburg virus. The treatment is much lack that for Ebola. The patient may be hospitalized, placed in isolation & provided intensive care measures such as: oxygen, medication to maintain blood pressure, blood transfusions (platelets or fresh blood), intravenous fluids & electrolytes & treatment of co-existing infections. In third world countries, ...Read more

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Have still unidentified autoimmune systemic disease. No medication yet. Can a vaccine (PCV13/PPSV23) cause more trouble activating my immune system?

Have still unidentified autoimmune systemic disease. No medication yet. Can a vaccine (PCV13/PPSV23) cause more trouble activating my immune system?

NO: It will not cause more trouble and will protect you from pneumonia. From a review in the Lancet comes the following statement:"As a general rule, patients with an autoimmune disease are not at risk of exacerbation after administration of any of the available vaccines. Conversely, several vaccine-preventable infections are known to negatively affect the course of defined autoimmune diseases"http://image. Thelancet. Com/extras/02art9340web. Pdf ...Read more

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I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective. Was prescribed dukoral. Can I take it?

I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective. Was prescribed dukoral. Can I take it?

Yes: Typhoid vaccine should be separate 8 hours from dukoral for it can decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Chloroquine decreases the effects of dukoral but is felt to be a minor effect. ...Read more

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Hi, Is there a available vaccine for herpes. I take acyclovir 400mg twice a day. The medication isn't successful.

Hi, Is there a available vaccine for herpes. I take acyclovir 400mg twice a day. The medication isn't successful.

No vaccine: At this time there isn't an available vaccination for the herpes virus. Even if there were, vaccinations protect you from acquiring a virus/illness - if you already have HSV a vaccination would not change that. ...Read more

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Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Varies: Many states like mine, Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs. These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read more

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HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?

HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?

Excellent question: And your story stumps many a doctor, often! :)
a lot of the recommendations depend on - are you someone with risk factors for HBV? Is this the first time that it has been checked? Are your liver enzymes normal? Are you about to undergo any procedures/ treatments that could put you at risk for HBV? If you have no sig risk factors, yes, I'd vaccinate you if there's potential for exposure. ...Read more

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Can the vaccine of olive pollen allergy be taken with asthma medication (seretide and singular)? Is that harmful?

Can the vaccine of olive pollen allergy be taken with asthma medication (seretide and singular)? Is that harmful?

Should be ok: You will definitely want to continue asthma medications until your physician advises you otherwise. Your asthma medications should not interfere with the efficacy of your immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

Yes: You don't have to trust "pharma" — trust the massive medical research and critical evaluation by independent, unbiased medical experts on the value and safety of vaccines. The harm of not vaccinating is much greater than the tiny harm from known side effects. And vaccines do not cause Autism! Read this wonderful, direct, compelling review of the facts we know: http://bit. Ly/vaccine_lies ...Read more

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Are vaccines stronger than other kinds of drugs?

Hard to say: If you prevent an accident by having breaks on your car, is that stronger than the medical treatment you get after a wreck? Vaccines mimic the infection process and enable your system to build preventive antibodies without experiencing the disease. Is that stronger than an antibiotic that would treat it? ...Read more

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Why is a virus treated with a vaccine and not a drug?

Why is a virus treated with a vaccine and not a drug?

??? what???: The vaccines do not "treat" any illness. If taken before exposure they may help someone build personal immunity and prevent a viral disease from starting. At this point we have very few medications that have anti-viral properties. Bacteria, fortunately, are more amenable to available drugs. ...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


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