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Can I receive the influenza shot if my ESR=45m.m.?

Can I receive the influenza shot if my ESR=45m.m.?

Yes: Depends really not on the elevated sed rate but on your overall immune status. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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I just got a Fluvirin influenza shot and I am stinging and itching in my arms and face. Is this a reaction and will it go away?

I just got a Fluvirin influenza shot and I am stinging and itching in my arms and face. Is this a reaction and will it go away?

Yes and yes, however: Yes, this is likely an adverse reaction to the vaccine. While itching and redness near the injection site is common, reactions in distant areas like your face are signs of a systemic allergic reaction. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Vit. C.
Based on this reaction I advise you to not get flu shots in the future, esp. Since they have minimal benefits. See http://tinyurl. Com/py6xtc8 &
http://tinyurl. Com/qcbvvoa ...Read more

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1 year girl, got flu after influenza shot. She has cold, fever and nose runs for weeks. Help?

1 year girl, got flu after influenza shot. She has cold, fever and nose runs for weeks. Help?

Likely unrelated: Only the living nasal flu vaccine is capable of triggering some form of flu like symptoms. The shot is dead material that some can have a reaction to but not an infection.Fever lasting weeks is likely a more significant issue like an ear infection. She needs to see a health professional for proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Got sick about week ago. Had chills/fever at night. Woke up better, had to get influenza shot (military) week later. Still sore throat l/cough mucus?

Got sick about week ago. Had chills/fever at night. Woke up better, had to get influenza shot (military) week later. Still sore throat l/cough mucus?

Mgt: Your illness may still be caused by influenza. Other possible causes include Strep throat. I would suggest having a Strep screening test. At this point, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not likely to be needed. If you have any respiratory difficulty such as shortness of breath, please see the ED. ...Read more

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I have influenza B. Should I still get the flu vaccine when I recover?

I have influenza B. Should I still get the flu vaccine when I recover?

Interesting question: In theory the vaccine have three or four viruses and your flu is just one so it would be a benefit for you to do that to help protect from the others. I haven’t seen an official recommendation for your situation but this would be my thought ...Read more

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Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus. ...Read more

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How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

Maybe stop singulair (montelukast): It's very frustrating to have a sick kid, one with allergies or asthma, or any chronic illness. There are drawbacks from any medication, but one of the adverse effects from singulair (montelukast) can be an increased risk of viral illness. You should consider talking to your doctor about a different allergy medication. ...Read more

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Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

MAYBE: Every year a number of flu strains circle the globe and various sites keep track and report their activity. Vaccine makers pick 3-4 strains in early spring to put in the fall shot, based on those with the most activity. Too many strains would weaken the individual strength against each strain. With luck, the vaccine will boost general flu immunity enough to make it mild for those who get it anyway ...Read more

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Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did I get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did I get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts (nov in the ne) you are ready. Influenza affects about 20% of the population an the vaccine gives about 80% immunity if correctly paired to the current strain. In your case you did get flu but had some immunity since it was mild. Stay hydrated! ...Read more

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There are over 200 strains of the influenza virus. How many of those does the flu shot prevent?

There are over 200 strains of the influenza virus. How many of those does the flu shot prevent?

2014 – 2015 Flu Shot: Trivalent works against 3 influenza viruses – Influenza A viruses (H3N2 & H1N1) & 1 influenza B virus. Quadrivalent & the live attenuated Influenza vaccine work against these & a second influenza B virus. ...Read more

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I got a 60 mg I'm torodol shot yesterday at er. Is it ok to take a tramadol later tonight?

I got a 60 mg I'm torodol shot yesterday at er. Is it ok to take a tramadol later tonight?

Yes: Meds are unrelated. The former is an anti-inflammatory agent. Do not take more than 25 mg of the Tramadol as this increases the risk of having a convulsive seizure from the medication. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took tramadol mixed with a shot of rum?

What would happen if I took tramadol mixed with a shot of rum?

Very little risk: Most likely nothing. Tramadol and rum together may cause drowsiness so driving should be avoided until the effects wear off. ...Read more

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6mg morphine shot in ER & 50mg tramadol 2 hrs later. Also on 10mg celexa (citalopram). Read interactions are dangerous. Why would ER dr okay this? I'm scared now

6mg morphine shot in ER & 50mg tramadol 2 hrs later. Also on 10mg celexa (citalopram). Read interactions are dangerous. Why would ER dr okay this? I'm scared now

Drug interactions: The morphine and tramadol work in synergy to reduce pain and inflammation. Celexa (citalopram) also works to stabilize the nerve membrane and reduce pain. The emergency room is an ideal place to receive medications because the patients are monitored closely for any interactions, allergies or side effects. ...Read more

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I normally take zolmitriptan for migraines but my recent ones are different and more acute, and that doesn't work. I got a steroid shot in Aug but still no help. I've even taken tramadol 50mg and the pain still doesn't go away, should I go see my neuro ag

I normally take zolmitriptan for migraines but my recent ones are different and more acute, and that doesn't work. I got a steroid shot in Aug but still no help. I've even taken tramadol 50mg and the pain still doesn't go away, should I go see my neuro ag

Advice: I would be amazed if you have anything new other than your migraines evolving into a more resistant pattern. Analgesics of any kind are a BAD idea here as can result in chronic daily headaches due to rebound. Zomig (zolmitriptan) comes in a nasal spray and may work better, but other triptans can likewise work. Can we suggest a Concierge visit to help this further? ...Read more

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I have chronic pain & take 650mg tylenol (acetaminophen) ER t.I.D. 50mg tramadol t.I.D. And 600 mg t.I.D. & had approx 7 beers and 4 shots tequila at a party, am I ok?

Not a good idea: To do that much pain meds with that alcohol. Keep to no more than 2 drinks, with plenty of water clear out afterwards. You might ask your doc about using extended release tramadol. If you have chronic pain, every time u have to take a pill you are thinking about it. You can do 2 x 200mg er tramadol daily, then you won't need as much breakthrough. Would do Meloxicam 15mg daily, and reduce apap. ...Read more

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Went to hospital for bile duct stone pain. Got 2 shots of morphine from 11am-1pm they gave me 50mg of tramadol to take home. Its 10:17pm can I take it?

Went to hospital for bile duct stone pain. Got 2 shots of morphine from 11am-1pm they gave me 50mg of tramadol to take home. Its 10:17pm can I take it?

Not the same meds: Tramadol is a non-narcotic medication which should not significantly interfere or interact withe the morphine you received over 8 hours ago. In general a person should be able to take the tramadol as prescribed if pain has recurred. ...Read more

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Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot, tramadol, nothing works. Cryin?

Went to doctor & hospital bad bladder infection worsening same symptoms. Fvr, chills, excruciating pain. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) shot, tramadol, nothing works. Cryin?

Kidney infection: It's sounds like you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). ThIs is more serious than a bladder infection since it involves the upper urinary tract. Perhaps your doctosr should consider hospilization and iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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How could I not get influenza?

How could I not get influenza?

Hygiene: Since you can't live in a bubble, keep away form people who you know have the flu, wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and get the flu shot! ...Read more

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How can I keep from spreading influenza?

How can I keep from spreading influenza?

Basic stuff: First, get vaccinated so you don't get it in the first place. But if you do get it, stay home, wash your hands often, sneeze into your arm rather than your hand, and avoid touching or kissing people. ...Read more

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I get flu easily...Can u give me some advices to avoid influenza? Thank u....

I get flu easily...Can u give me some advices to avoid influenza? Thank u....

Handwashing and rest: One of the best things you can do to reduce the chances of getting sick is to wash your hands properly and often. Soap and water are fine, and alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also very effective.
Keeping your immune system in good shape is also important, so make sure you are getting enough sleep, keep stress low and eat properly. ...Read more

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I have influenza, but my fever is breaking slightly. Can I still get pneumonia?

I have influenza, but my fever is breaking slightly. Can I still get pneumonia?

Yes: One of the major problems with influenza infections is that they can defeat the body's defense system and let other germs cause disease. Pneumonia caused by bacteria is a particular worry. Once your symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue) start to improve, they should continue to improve. If there is any worsening, contact your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Hello doc. May I know how to prevent children away from new influenza in beijing?

Hello doc. May I know how to prevent children away from new influenza in beijing?

New bird flu: So far there has been no person to person spread of this new strain out of china. It has been limited to those with intimate contact with birds in the raising or preparation for sale. Many birds have been removed & destroyed in an attempt to limit the spread of this strain. As long as the kids are kept away from these birds they should be safe. The cdc & who are monitoring the situation. ...Read more

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I woke up and have the chills and feel feverish. Its summer, could it be influenza?

I woke up and have the chills and feel feverish. Its summer, could it be influenza?

Possibly: Less likely this time of year. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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I have almost 5 days influenza.. I went to the doctor and said I have ut what should I do..

Influenza: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about spreading influenza a or b to my family? They are also on antibiotics.

Should I be worried about spreading influenza a or b to my family? They are also on antibiotics.

Yes: Antibiotics do not provide any protection, nor do they treat influenza. If your family was vaccinated, they are less likely to catch your influenza, but the vaccine is not 100% effective. Good handwashing and decontamination of shared objects (doorknobs, refrigerator, faucets etc), cough and sneeze into your sleeve. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral that can be used to prevent flu when exposed. ...Read more

Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more