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What Is The Difference Between Immunotherapy And Vaccination
Same and different: Immunotherapy is a medical term defined as the treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response. Some are designed to elicit or amplify an immune response and are called activation immunotherapies. Vaccines are of this type. While immunotherapies that reduce or suppress are classified as suppression immunotherapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more
What is the difference between immunotherapy and desensitization for treatment of allergies to various things?
What's the difference in td and tdap? We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?
Tdap: Tdap contains both tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), so yes that does count as a tetanus shot. Close household contacts of young infants should receive tdap to protect them from whooping cough, which can be deadly. Also pregnant woman should receive a dose with each pregnancy. Tetanus shots protect against tetanus for clean cuts for 10 yrs, for "dirty" (rusty or dirty wounds) 5 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupation (like health care) or engage in higher risk behaviors, it is best to have your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked to make sure you responded. People who don't respond get different management if they have a high risk exposure. ...Read more
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months. ...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
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