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Doctor insights on: Typhoid Paratyphoid Vaccine

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Why does spleen get enlarged during typhoid and paratyphoid??

Why does spleen get enlarged during typhoid and paratyphoid??

Spleen fights for u: The spleen is an immune organ-- and as such it may become enlarged when the body is fighting an infection such as typhoid or paratyphoid. It's important to have a spleen because infections can actually be alot worse without one. The size of the spleen can be followed by a doctor. Hope u can get good treatment. ...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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On which clinical symptoms Typhoid can be differentiated from paratyphoid fever accurately ?

On which clinical symptoms  Typhoid can be differentiated from paratyphoid fever accurately ?

High fever: Symptoms of Paratyphoid are usually milder and lasts for fewer days. In Typhoid, you get a persistent high fever that can only slightly ease off with fever measures and medications. Unless treated, Typhoid symptoms last for at least three weeks and drain out the patient completely. ...Read more

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Why does spleen get enlarged during typhoid and paratyphoid??

Spleen fights for u: The spleen is an immune organ-- and as such it may become enlarged when the body is fighting an infection such as typhoid or paratyphoid. It's important to have a spleen because infections can actually be alot worse without one. The size of the spleen can be followed by a doctor. Hope u can get good treatment. ...Read more

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How good is typhoid vaccine?

How good is typhoid vaccine?

Better than none: All vaccines improve your body's immune response to an infectious agent most of the time the vaccine prevents the illness or keeps from getting as sick some vaccines including this one need booster shots to maintain or boost immunity - reminding your immune system to be on watch and protect against the agent bottomline: better off getting vaccine to improve your odds of staying well. ...Read more

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Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Minimal benefit: The available vaccines (live oral or injected polysaccharide) have a limited benefit (2-5 yrs) before they must be repeated. The most common use is for international travel in endemic areas where drinking water supplies may be suspect. Within the us ~400 cases per year are dxd & spread is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper hygienic practices. ...Read more

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Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Extremely rare: Almost all cases of typhoid fever in U.S. Contracted the infection abroad. Therefore, typhoid vaccine is recommended only to the travelers to the endemic area. ...Read more

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How to get typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

How to get typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Shot or pill: Most primary care doctors' offices don't stock injectable typhoid vaccine. Depending on where you live, you may have to dial information or search online for a local 'travel clinic.' patients 6 years and older can take an oral typhoid vaccine instead. Your doctor can prescribe it, and your pharmacy can order or dispense it to you. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Yes: Typhoid vaccine--either the oral or the injected version--is recommended for all travelers to India unless you received an oral vaccine within the last 5 years or an injected one within the last two. ...Read more

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How long does the typhoid vaccine inj take to leave your bloodstream after administration?

How long does the typhoid vaccine inj take to leave your bloodstream after administration?

??bloodstream ??: This vaccine is injected into the muscle, where it lingers and gradually enters the blood over a period of several days. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting ...Read more