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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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Sinus infection with ear dysfunction. Not on antibiotics due to prior cdiff. Can I take flu shot while on nasacort. Low immune system.age 61.

Sinus infection with ear dysfunction. Not on antibiotics due to prior cdiff. Can I take flu shot while on nasacort. Low immune system.age 61.

Should not matter: It should not matter whether a person is using Nasacort or not. Such a person should get the annual flu shot, if there is no other reason why he should not get the shot. Nasacort usage does not change one's decision about a flu shot. ...Read more

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I'm planing to get pregnant and i'm allergic to chicken fathers can i take flu shot? I never get it in my life ? I need help please tell me what to do

I'm planing to get pregnant and i'm allergic to chicken fathers can i take flu shot? I never get it in my life ? I need help please tell me what to do

Should be ok: chicken feather allergy is not a contraindication for the flu shot. Notably, if you have a concern, most physicians will offer to let you receive the vaccination in the office so you can be monitored for any type of allergic reaction (that generally would occur within an hour). ...Read more

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Can i take the flu shot while lactating?

Can i take the flu shot while lactating?

Flu shot&breastfeed: Yes u can take the inactivated split virus vaccine. You should protect urself form flu if you can wehen u have a young baby as if hte baby gets sick form u if u have the flu, ur baby could get sicker than u. ...Read more

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If i m having a reaction to a flu shot is it ok to take echinacea?

If i m having a reaction to a flu shot is it ok to take echinacea?

No: Despite its popularity, some recent studies of echinacea have not found that it helps. Commonly used when people get colds...There is no good clinical evidence for its use. If echinacea does have a benefit, many researchers feel that it has not been proven. ...Read more

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In the years that I take an annual flu-shot, I don't get common cold too. Is there a link ?

In the years that I take an annual flu-shot, I don't get common cold too. Is there a link ?

No: The influenza vaccine is specific for the influenza virus and its strains. The common cold is usually due to rhinovirus, and often other viruses. If one contracts the influenza virus, s/he will be much more ill than with the common cold. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Etanercept (Definition)

Etanercept is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of ...Read more