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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
Immunotherapy is also known as Allergy shots. 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
No limit BUT: The hpv vaccine is meant to be given three doses over 6-12 months with at least 4 months between dose 1 and 3. You should try to get the dosing done at the right times, but if you cannot you do not ever need to restart the series, just complete the series as directed once you can. There is no period that is too long in between, but do your best to complete is 6-12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Hep A vaccine: I think you mean hep b. The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first. Recombivax hb® has been approved as a two dose schedule for aged 11-15 years. Twinrix® has also been approved as a four dose accelerated schedule. This from the cdc. ...Read more
How long is supposed to go by between the first and second vaccination dose for mumps, measles and rubella?
How easily can I catch hepatitis b, and is the vaccination for hepatitis b safe? A new client I am taking care of has hep b. Taking care includes spoon feeding, diaper changing, transfers between chair and bed, ect. My question is- how easy is it to catch
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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