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Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more
If vaccination protects children from diseases, why can an unvaccinated child infect a vaccinated child?
Vaccines seldom 100%: The protection provided by vaccines can approach 100% in some cases but not all. Infected kids spread their diseases to infants that are too young to be vaccinated, those that have not completed a full vaccine series or those whose immune system fails to have a full benefit from the vaccine.A measles outbreak in houston was traced to air travelers entering from abroad, 1/3 vaccinated, 2/3 not. ...Read more
Yes in Mom and child: A gene test can be done on any individual. If the mother carries the gene, she will eventually become symptomatic with huntington disease. Any child of hers will have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and the disease. Prenatal testing of the child in utero can be performed. Any sort of prenatal testing should involve a genetic counselor consultation, as there are many issues to consider. ...Read more
Preterm baby 29week gestational age his age know 25days corected age 32weekand4days his haemoglobin 11, 3gm can I start ferrous drops at this age?
Sure!: Term babies have enough iron stores from mom that usually do not need iron supplementation. Premature babies, however, have much lower stores and need extra iron to prevent what is called 'anemia of prematurity.' this is also a common age to develop a normal drop in hemoglobin, which is usually not harmful. Talk to your doctor to find out how much iron should be added, since it is based on weight. ...Read more
No: Before the era of chicken pox vaccines, and even now in countries that don't use the chicken pox vaccine, most people catch chicken pox disease... and it doesn't cause infertility, as all these women who have had chicken pox continue to have children and grow the world's population. ...Read more
Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...Read more
Yes: Untreated, lyme disease can be dangerous to your unborn child. Lyme disease that goes untreated can also cause you to have brain, nerve, spinal cord, and heart problems. With early treatment, these complications can be prevented. If you suspect that you may have lyme disease, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are children able to get immunity from chicken pox vaccine if they were given immunoglobulin at age 2 years?
Confusing question: Any benefit of immunoglobulin is transient. It circulates in the system much as those passed by mothers to their newborn. After 30 to 90 days it is essentially gone. Only true vaccination or active disease will generate immunity to chickenpox or other similar diseases. ...Read more
First most do not : Need any surgery unless approaching a very significant degree of kyphosis with yours being a low normal range rather than an abnormal one. Usually you need to be in the range of 70 degrees or more and be symptomatic otherwise this is generally well tolerated with weight control and regular exercise. ...Read more
Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With PGD: I suspect that if a pregnancy is conceived by ivf, preimplantation genetic diagnosis could be used to detect which embryos carry the genetic factors to cause huntington's disease, allowing one to only implant embryos that lack that factor. At this point, it cannot be detected in a natural pregnancy, though technology for noninvasive detection of various disorders is under development. ...Read more
Good: With comprehensive sickle cell care, including newborn screening for the disease, childhood penicillin prophylaxis and receipt of new conjugated vaccines to decrease early death from infection, and ongoing screening for increased risk of stroke in childhood with resulting intervention to decrease risk of stroke, it is unusual for a child to die of sickle cell disease today. ...Read more
Piles or hemorrhoids: are normal veins that everyone has but can become symptomatic ant any age , any sex from constipation, diarrhea or straining of any kind. They are meant to last a lifetime so if they are symptomatic first determine the reason and correct that before rushing off for a hemorrhoid operation or procedure. ...Read more
Hla gene mutations predispose one to developing autoimmunity after viral &/or vaccine exposure...Why not screen for mutations before vaccinating us?
Vaccine-preventable : Infections trigger clinical symptoms of auto-immune disorders far more often & more severely than do vaccines. The who's criteria for assessing adverse reactions to vaccines, including autoimmune diseases, are the consistency, strength & specificity of an association, not just a temporal relationship. Image.Thelancet.Com/.../02art9340web.Pdf discusses current & future epidemiology ...Read more
Age 65: If otherwise healthy, the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended as a one time vaccine at age 65 or over. People at high risk for complications from pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis (other than age), generally those with chronic disease, should consider getting it earlier. To find out what other cancer tests and vaccines you need, consider the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer