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Symptoms Of Pneumococcal Septicemia
See below:: Most reactions are mild and, on average, about half of the children are drowsy after the shot, have a temporary loss of appetite, or have redness or tenderness where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 have swelling where the shot was given, about 1 of 3 have a mild fever, about 1 in 20 had a higher fever (over 102of), and about 8 out of 10 become fussy or irritable. ...Read more
Had pneumococcal bacteremia. Was told it was likely from my sinuses but help- im still confused as to how it got into blood when i had no symptoms?
Bacteria are everywh: Pneumococcal bacteria live everywhere in the aerodigestive tract, but predominantly in the upper airways. There's no way you can get rid of them. Most of the time, they cause no problems as your body can fight them off from invading; however, sometimes, somehow a few out of the billions of bacteria slipped into your bloodstream. Sinuses, throat, even stomach (with food) or nosebleeds can do it. ...Read more
How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?
Treated for streptococcus pneumoniae in blood, told source is sinuses, catscan had severe inflammation, but no symptoms. How infected w/ no symptoms?
Yes: Though it's not very common, infants can get have vaccine reactions. Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system and it's the immune response that can occasionally cause a fever. There are very few reasons, other than significant allergic reactions, to delay the next dose in a series. If your infant is due for another dose in the series, you should strongly consider doing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious enough : It depends on how severe. It can reach from a severe infection that causes severe lung injury, systemic infection with organ failure and a real risk of death, to a milder infection that one treats as an outpatient. It is always something however that requires medical attention and treatment ( antibiotics, supportive care). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tested my pneumococcal antibodies- they were low she gave me pneumo vac retest in 5 weeks, if it comes back low again.. What does this mean?
CVID: Aka combined variable immunodeficiency. This test is done because you have recurrent sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia & screening tests for weak immune system - CBC & diff, quantitative immunoglobulins, ch50- are ok. A 2nd low test means you don't make adequate antibodies against some bacteria that infect the respiratory tract. Antibiotics & gamma globulin injections will help you. ...Read more
My son 27 mths so far received 4 shots of pneumococcal pcv13 my country mins of health suggests another shot for all ages 2-5 regardless.Is it safe?
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