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Should My Toddler Take The Flu Vaccine If He Has A Cold
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
My sister experiences difficulty in breathing when she has a cold and occasionally uses albuterol. Is it safe to give her the flu shot?
No flu shot if.....: Current 2014 CDC contraindications to the flu shot include: previous allergic reaction to flu vaccine, infants under 6 months of age. People with egg allergies MAY POSSIBLY be candidates for flu vaccination (talk to your doctor) . Precaution is advised for those with history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks of a previous flu vaccine, and those with current moderate to severe illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 yrs 11 months child was injected flu vaccine last sep.22 but now have colds since yesterday same goes with my 8 yr old nephew. Why is that?
INFLUENZA: Flu vaccine protects from getting influenza including swine flu, which is one of the worst viral illnesses. There are lot of other viruses/winter viruses which flu vaccine doesn't protect. Your child, his cousin probably gotten one of the cold viruses. During weather change time, kids get cold symptoms. Treatment is supportive, make sure they drink enough fluid. If any worsening, talk to the doc. ...Read more
Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?
It does not matter: Both work very well. There is limited data to suggest that FluMist might work a little better. Another upside is no injection, but if you want to have FluMist administered and covered by insurance, certain plans do not cover it. Check first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any med: I am not sure what you mean. You should be able to take any of your regular meds. ...Read more
Should be fine: The function and efficiency of the injected flu vaccine will be unaltered if you have a cough.It should also not aggravate that illness. I would not get the living/nasal flu vaccine during any condition where your upper airway or lungs were compromised as with cough, congestion bronchitis or asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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