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After immunizations my daughter gets a rash at the injection sites?

After immunizations my daughter gets a rash at the injection sites?

Typical: Many infants have reactions like that, and it is not of concern. Talk to your doctor, but you should be able to premedicate her with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or something similar. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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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I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

...: For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies, post-exposure vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and vaccine. Post-exposure vaccination should be given on days 0, 3, 7 and 14 with close follow-up with the doctor. ...Read more

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Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

No: If the dog is current and the wound is doing okay, nothing else has to be done; if it gets red, streaking, fever, painful, have someone take a look ...Read more

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Is it okay to wait a day to find out if a dog has been vaccinated or should one seek immediate treatment, with a bite looks more like a small scrape?

Is it okay to wait a day to find out if a dog has been vaccinated or should one seek immediate treatment, with a bite looks more like a small scrape?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. Normally AUGMENTIN (amoxicillin and clavulanate) IS STARTED AND TTD GIVEN ...Read more

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Best treatment for an IV injection miss ? Lump under injection site.

See below: Hot compress for 10-15 minutes 4-5 times per day. This will increase blood flow to the area and help to absorb what is under the skin. ...Read more

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I had rabies vaccination and the injection site is red and swells. This has been a week now. Is this normal? How long should it usually go down?

I had rabies vaccination and the injection site is red and swells. This has been a week now. Is this normal? How long should it usually go down?

This should be: checked by a doctor. Some pain and swelling and slight redness at the site is not uncommon, but these symptoms for one week could signify infection, which would need treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo on the opposite arm of a small pox vaccination site 3 weeks after injection?

Can you get a tattoo on the opposite arm of a small pox vaccination site 3 weeks after injection?

There is no SmallPox: There is no Small Pox anywhere in the world reported since October 26,1977.And there no need to give small pox vaccine.So you can have tattoo anywhere anytime But be careful to use new needle and ink so you don't get Hep C Infection ...Read more

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