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Doctor insights on: Varicella Vaccine

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Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Yes if you had no ch: Only if you have not had chicken pox as a child.It is still safe even if you have had chicken pox.But you can have a blood test to determine immunity, as it will show proper amount of igg antibody against varicella and than you dont need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long to wait for varicella vaccine after taking round of zithromax?

Can you tell me how long to wait for varicella vaccine after taking round of zithromax?

No need to wait: As long as you are feeling well, you can get varicella vaccine. Zithromax should not affect immune response to varicella vaccine. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
once
Avoid scratching by covering hands with mittens or socks
once
Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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Is it safe to get the varicella vaccine around the time i'm getting a root canal treatment?

Is it safe to get the varicella vaccine around the time i'm getting a root canal treatment?

No problem: Wouldn't be an issue. S long as you stay healthy and don't experience symptoms from the vaccine, i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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How come i need the varicella vaccine when i already had the chicken pox?

How come i need the varicella vaccine when i already had the chicken pox?

Vaccine: Most of us who had chicken pox at a young age have lifelong immunity. A simple blood test can be done to confirm this. If the test shows no immunity, the vaccine is given. If no test is done, there is no harm in receiving the vaccine. I would, however, make sure it was the chicken pox vaccine you were given and not the shingles vaccine, which is more commonly given in the older age range. ...Read more

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Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

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What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

80 TO120 DOLLARS: You have to pay the cost of the vaccine and administration fee.It can cost anywhere from 80 to120 dollars But for Children vaccine for children programme,you can get it free from the health dept clinic and if your pediatrician participate in Vaccine for children programme you can get it free vaccine and pay a small administration fee. ...Read more

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Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Yes if you had no ch: Only if you have not had chicken pox as a child.It is still safe even if you have had chicken pox.But you can have a blood test to determine immunity, as it will show proper amount of igg antibody against varicella and than you dont need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more

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Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my shot records say i've never had the varicella vaccine?

You have no immunity: If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child and no immunization for Varicella you have no immunity against Chicken Pox and are susceptible if exposed. To be sure you can get your titer checked and if negative it is never too late to get the Varicella Vaccine If the titers are positive that means either you had the disease in the past or had the vaccine Get the IGG Titers ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

Recommended 2: The current recommendation for varicella vaccine is an initial vaccine at age 1 and then a booster, usually given at ages 4-6, but can be given as soon as a month after the first one. However, if you get extra doses, it is not going to do you harm - it will just boost your immunity. Often the military gives you many of these shots at boot camp regardless of whether you've had them before -no harm! ...Read more

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Recently exposed to someone who has varicella. He never had a varicella vaccine. What should I do?

Recently exposed to someone who has varicella. He never had a varicella vaccine. What should I do?

Varicella: Symptoms of chickenpox appear 10 to 21 days after exposure to a contagious person. Adults may have a more widespread rash and longer fever, and they are more likely to experience complications, such as varicella pneumonia. Watch closely for signs and symptoms of infection and contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

4 weeks: is the minimum recommended interval. The second dose of Varicella must be administered on or after the fourth birthday to be accepted by most schools. ...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


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