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Typhoid Vaccination Frequency
I suffered from typhoid every year (regular from 3 years) now started vaccination. How I improve my immunity system?
Get vaccinated: Get vaccinated, as you have done. Practice good health habits, including making healthy food choices with lots of vegetables of all colors while minimizing processed, fried and fast foods; getting adequate rest with sleep and avoiding over-scheduling; and getting regular exercise and physical activity. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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
What percentage of travelers from the u.S. To asia, for 2 week vacations, actually take a typhoid vaccination before going?
Variable:: The answer is complex: it depends where in asia you are going (china, india, southeast asia), what you will be doing there (tourist sites? Visiting family or friends?), and where you will eat (large hotel restaurants or small noodle shops or street vendors) most travelers to india get immunized. Your travel doctor can help you. Locate a travel doctor: istm. Org. Also see: cdc. Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC website: Go to the website cdc. Gov and click on the vaccine area. Once in there, the section on travel is the place to get all your answers. You can enter in the country and get the up-to-date recommendations and requirements for any country in the world. Have a great trip! ...Read more
I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication
First consult your doctor and he can immunize you against Typhoid, Diptheria with Tdap, HepA eeds two shots 6 months apart and HepB needs three shots, 2nd after a month and 3rd after 6 monthsThere is no need for Yellow Fever for travel to India.
Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam, doxycycline or Malarone
Do not drink water unless boiled&careful with what you eat ...Read more
Hi Doc, I had the following list of immunizations in 2007. Can you explain what these combo immunizations are for separately and am I still current on them for travel internationally? HepA+B1, Ipol, Menactra, MMR, Tdap, Typhoid, HepA+B2, HepA+B3.
It looks like you: Completed the series of 3 shots for Hepatitis A and B and a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) which should not require boosters. Your polio (lpol) should be fine if you had previously received the usual childhood series. Menactra (meningitis) should be fine for a 38 year unless you have special circumstances. Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and typhoid may need boosters. See Doc or Travel Clinic. Be safe ...Read more
My friend sindhu is 20yrs and she wishes to grow taller n her height is 5ft and at the age of 13 she had typhoid will that affect her height need tips?
Yes.: These are two completely separate conditions. Malaria is a parasitic infection carried by infected Mosquitos. Typhoid is a bacterial infection usually caused by contaminated food or water. In areas where both are prevalent you could get both, but the conditions are not related at all. ...Read more
Yes: Typhoid fever, is caused by a bacterial disease, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium salmonella some symptoms of typhoid include fatigue, headache, backache, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Fever lasts about 10-14 days. Body temperature typically rises in the evening and drops in the morning. ...Read more
Had typhoid two months ago was treated IgM was positiv. Did typhidot again now IgM n IgG both positive. Cause?
Are you still ill?: The antibodies last longer than the illness. If you have recovered, it did not relapse although typhoid may do so. The igm response may be measurable for 6-9 months, the igg will last years. ...Read more
Food hygiene/vaccine: Typhoid fever is a common (worldwide) infection with salmonella typhi bacteria caught via fecally contaminated food and water (human poop in your food or water. Yuck, but happens). Be careful what you eat ("boil it, peel it, cook it, or forget it"). There are two vaccines (oral & injection) available which work reasonably well. Also gastric acidity helps, so extra caution if you take antacids! ...Read more
Possibly: Generally the salmonella remains resident in the gallbladder and reaches the gut through the biliary tree. If your stools remain positive for the organism you have become a carrier, but are not at risk of infecting others unless you are a food handler or do not use basic sanitary techniques like hand-washing after going to the bathroom. ...Read more
There are two types of typhoid vaccines, an oral version and a "shot". There are pros and cons to each, but the biggest is that one is a shot (!), but is single dose, whereas the oral vaccine is a capsule taken every other day for four doses (takes a week). The oral vaccine also lasts longer (5 yrs) than the
shot (2-3 yrs).
Oh, and yes it can be a little bit painful, but not bad! ...Read more