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As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

Likely yes...: Talk it over with your dr for your specific situation, but ask yourself how protective it will be if you don't get it? It has very limited downside, and if had to, could be repeated if your immune system happened to be on holiday. ...Read more

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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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What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

Confusing question: There are more than one triple antigen product. The dtap is one, providing protection from the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis germs. The MMR is another, protecting against german measles, measles and mumps. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it safe to receive Pneumococcal & flu vaccines whilst on entocort, also due to start Azathioprine soon... is this a problem ?(Treatment res sprue)

Is it safe to receive Pneumococcal & flu vaccines whilst on entocort, also due to start Azathioprine soon... is this a problem ?(Treatment res sprue)

They are safe: When patients are on immunosuppressive we strongly recommend that you stay caught up on vaccines. Both vaccines you are speaking about are non live vaccines and are safe to take while you are on Entocort and Azathioprine. Both vaccines require some time to become fully protective so get them sooner then later Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Disease or Vaccine: Only way you can have positive antibodies in your blood is if you have received the vaccines and other way is if you have had the infection in the past By getting the vaccine your body produces the antibodies which protects you against the infection if you are exposed to it I will advice get the shot.But you are 34.you might have had MMR in childhood.Get your blodd checked.Get your tdap every10yrs ...Read more

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We are planning to have have a baby doctor suggests several which includes rubell antibody IgG o.D. Is postive (1.59) what does it means?

We are planning to have have a baby doctor suggests several which includes rubell antibody IgG o.D. Is postive (1.59) what does it means?

Previous exposure: This means you have antibodies to rubella, and you should be immune to it which protects the baby. You likely had the MMR vaccine when you were younger which protected you. This is a good thing and the desired outcome. ...Read more

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If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

More than one cause: Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. There are many viruses, bacteria and other organisms that can cause it. If you recover from a mild case of viral encephalitis you are likely immune to that virus but not to a multitude of other viruses. Even with a seemingly single virus, e.g. Dengue, there may be multiple strains and infection with one may not protect against others. ...Read more

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Could a doctor prescribe Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV or PrEP to a sexually active minor age 17?

Could a doctor prescribe Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV or PrEP to a sexually active minor age 17?

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Yes, a doctor could do this. The better question is why are you having unprotected sex? Prophylaxis for HIV is not perfect by any means, and there are STDs from which you will not be protected. Be wise, be safe, not sorry. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have an incomplete dosage of injections to prevent hepatitis b?

Is it harmful to have an incomplete dosage of injections to prevent hepatitis b?

Not protected: As is true with any vaccine, if you don't get all the doses, you don't get all the protection. The danger in not being properly of fully immunized is that you are then still susceptible to that particular infection. If you had some doses, your risk of infection decreases, but full protection only occurs with completion of the series, and for some immunizations, routine boosters. ...Read more

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What is a warm auto antibody? All ways to receive it? How likely is it to get an antibody without blood transfusion?

Idiopathic: Half the time the cause is unknown or idiopathic. Other possible associated conditions include reaction to drugs, autoimmune conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, or sometimes malignancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a vaccine provides immunity against infection. what problems are associated with the use of a?

Can you tell me how a vaccine provides immunity against infection. what problems are associated with the use of a?

Turn on immunity: Vaccines take a substance that mimics the shell of a virus or bacteria and introduces it into the body. That substance triggers the immune system to create antibodies.Those antibodies will capture and eliminate the wild germ if the patient is exposed at some future time. The vaccines undergo decades of development and constant surveillance. They are safe and effective when used as designed. ...Read more

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Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?

Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?

Doubt it: We have viruses that tend to remain stable, like measles, mumps, rubella and so far varicella. We have viruses that tend to mutate, like the various flu strains. We have been vaccinating against the big 3 MMR for at least 4 decades and the varicella for more than 2. There is no evidence of change in these. The flu, however, mutates quire often and makes the vaccine a best guess and sometimes wrong ...Read more

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

Pneumonia prevention: An important cause of death from influenza is often related to pneumonia, a common complication of influenza. Pneumonia following influenza is often caused by pneumococcus. Pneumovax provides protection against an invasive peumococcal infections including pneumonia. ...Read more

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According to a recent genetic test, I have a 65% chance of developing heart disease before 55. What specifically should I do to mitigate the risk?

According to a recent genetic test, I have a 65% chance of developing heart disease before 55. What specifically should I do to mitigate the risk?

Risk factor reductio: Balanced diet with a lot of anti oxidants Keep BP & cholesterol norma Visit drhoffman.com All risk factors must be reduced Work with a doctor ...Read more

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I don't make a necessary anti-body called pneumonoccal. no response to vaccine. So how do I get the anti-body? How is treated?

I don't make a necessary anti-body called pneumonoccal. no response to vaccine. So how do I get the anti-body? How is treated?

Immunoglobulin defic: You should get an immunologic work up thru ypur primary doctor who can order the set of different immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA and IgM) and IgG subclasses as indicated, such as h/o frequent sinu-respiratory infections etc.Sometimes more than one test is needed for a trend. If you are immunoglobulin deficient and have risk for repeated or serious infection, you can get IV immunoglobulin on a regimen, ...Read more

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Can a history of chickenpox mean immunity to it?

Can a history of chickenpox mean immunity to it?

Usually: A verified history of natural chickenpox is usually accepted as indicative of long term immunity. In some cases those kids who had spots but never saw the doc may have had something else.There is a blood thest that can confirm past chickenpox. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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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