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Tetanus Shot 3 4 Years Ago
No: No, the CDC does not recommend that series be restarted. If the vaccine series was interrupted after the first dose, the second dose should be administered as soon as possible. However, you had the second and the third dose after 6 yeas later and to determine immunity against Hep B, you should blood testing now to show adequate anti-HBs (at least 10 mIU/mL). ...Read more
3 yr old had dental surgery this am 4 crowns, 4 fillings. Has 103 fever now. Dentist said call back in 2 hours. What should I do? Worried mom
I waited 48 hours to get a tetanus booster. Last Tdap 7 years ago but cut myself on a soup can and received stiches 2 days ago . Did I wait too lo?
No: You will be fine and you received the vaccine on time ...Read more
4 year old boy w/ croup, treated w/ prednisolone & amoxicillin. No seal cough, but dry constant cough what can I do? Started with high fever 4 days ago, then 2 days ago with "barking seal cough" after 3 doses of prednisolone & amoxicillian, he now has a
Slept great all life 38 yrs. 4 yrs ago cardio gym late, started waking up at 3 am. Stopped working out late but symptoms persist 3 yrs later. Wired. ?
See your gyn: u need a preg test and evaluation, with other blood work and an ultrasound ...Read more
I'm 30 y old woman pregnant at 26 weeks . Painful swilling in my hard palate 3 month ago at the same site of my past surgery (polymorphic adenoma)?
I'm 66, had a dexascan & there was an 8 pt drop in spine from +3.7 t-score on previous test 3 yrs ago. Hip was good. How bad is this? I'm terrified!
Terrified?: Its wonderful you found out about this before a fracture there are many effective treatments endocrinologist can help diagnose cause of osteoporosis and guide treatment think about fall prevention dont engage in high energy high risk activities concentrate on avoiding future fractures spine wrists hips.Sacrum avoid falls no ice did you have relative that came to be bent? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more
Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.
Conditional, yes: If the Nuvaring are kept in the refrigerator then they tend to remain active in preventing pregnancy for up to one year. However, I would use supplemental barrier contraceptive such as a condom to be certain that there is no failure with the "expired" Nuvaring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday someone scratched me with his nails ,do I need a tetanus toxoid , I got one injection of it last year?
Your protected: The shot last year will cover you for 9 more years. If you do a lot of gardening or landscape work some suggest a booster every 5 years, but that's an exception ...Read more
Been ttc since 08/14. Had 2 official miscarriages, 3 chemical. Laparoscopy 6 months ago. Been cleared of all issues, still nothing, what's wrong?
My daughter completed her pep rabies vaccine less than 3 months ago. 2 days ago she pet a stray cat. No lick, bite or scratch. Is a booster needed?
No she's fine: First of all, she completed the vaccine series, so her immunity is as strong now as it ever will be. Secondly, this was not a 'true' rabies exposure, even if the animal DID have rabies. There would have to be a lick to the face (mucous membranes) or at least a scratch for me to become concerned. Hopefully your daughter is fully aware of all the rabies risks and will take the necessary precautions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had novasure almost 3 years ago. Now i'm occasionally experiencing light bleeding after sex. It doesn't last. As soon as i clean up, it's gone.
NEED MORE INFO: What is your diagnosis and what med was given? ...Read more
I had elbow fracture 3 years back. I had steel plate kept in the surgery. It's been 3 years I haven't removed the plate. I wanted to know if there.
No harm: There is no harm in leaving the plate in place. ...Read more
I got muture at age of 16 in 2011 aug.I had periods only for 3-4 days.After that till now i didn't get any periods my thyroid T3 (liothyronine) T4 & TSH & all normal?
Irregular periods: It is not unusual that once you start your periods are irregular for several months before you develop a normal rhythm. If you are involved in sports your period may also be delayed. ...Read more
I had 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago & I still have severe numbness on the left half of my lower lip & chin, should I be concerned?
Mental dental: Sounds like trauma to the left mental nerve (from the Latin for chin, not brain) presumably from the needle used for local anesthesia. Call your dentist; he/she will want to know. Ask him/her how long they think it will take to get better & do they want to see you again. I'm not a dentist but I assume it will eventually recover; but don't be meek about getting SOME kind of answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer