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Vaccine Preventable Illness Age
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
Building immunity: By injecting material that is identical to the stuff that makes up the shell a germ lives in, you can trigger the immune system to make an anti-body that will attack anything that tries to invade the body dressed in that shell. This can be made new in a lab or just by killing the germ & using the left over shell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.
Rabies prevention: For a 'real' exposure, immediate protection is usually given in the form of rabies immune globulin. I wonder if you were given that? The rabies vaccine series takes 14 days to administer the 4 shots (5 if the body is weak). After the first shot, you body will start its 'homework' but it's going to be at least 10 days after that before you're immune system is fully operational vs. rabies. ...Read more
Confusing question: I know of no allergy vaccination that can or will prevent asthma in anyone at any age. There are allergy shots that can reduce a persons allergic responses if taken over several years, but not all seem to benefit from them. Allergy by itself has been cited as a triggering factor in only 5-10% of asthma sufferers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.
Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more
Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies
Does pneumococcal vaccine prevent ear and sinus infection in healhty adults (e.G., no underlying chronic disease)?
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