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What is the rhogam shot?

What is the rhogam shot?

Rh factor protection: Rhogam is an injection given any time there is mixing of fetal blood and maternal blood. This can happen during pregnancy but most often occurs at delivery. If a mother is rh negative, and her baby is rh positive, it will trigger an immune response in the mother that could potentially attack the next rh positive baby. Rhogam prevents this immune response and keeps subsequent pregnancies safe. ...Read more

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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

Immunization: the first immunization that a baby receives is the hepatitis B vaccine. More information about vaccines can be found http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/ -- details which vaccines are given at each visit and details about each vaccination. ...Read more

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What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

Immunization : The 1st shot your baby will receive is the 1st Hepatitis B vaccine before leaving the hospital, 2nd Hepatitis B at age 1 mos, then Dtap, Ipv & Hib ( pentacel), pcv & rota virus vaccine all at age 2 mos, next set of sts ages 4 & 6 mos. I hope that answers your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is rhogam?

Dr. Hetal Gor Dr. Gor
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What is rhogam?

Blood product: It is a blood product which has rh antibodies. It is given to rh neg person if they are exposed to rh antigen to neutralize it. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot, what is this for?

Rhogam shot, what is this for?

Rh incompatibility: RhoGAM (Rho Immune Globulin) is given to women who are Rh-negative who are pregnant or for blood transfusion. Rh incompatibility can be addressed with RhoGam. ...Read more

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How much thimerosal is in the Rhogam shot?

No mercury in Rhogam: April 16, 2001, the FDA approved production of RhoGAM without thimerosal and the company agreed to distribute only product without the preservative. ( source: FDA.gov) ...Read more

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How painful is the first gardasil shot?

How painful is the first gardasil shot?

Same as any vaccine: Gardasil is a newer vaccine and is as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Gardasil has similar side effects, too. Some people get mild arm soreness, slight fever or headache, etc... Gardasil is an anti-cancer vaccine (in the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease). ...Read more

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When is the rhoagam shot effective?

When is the rhoagam shot effective?

Rhogam is given to a: Rh negative mother who is giving birth to an rh positive baby to prevent rh disease in a subsequent baby. ...Read more

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What is the gardasil shot for for men?

What is the gardasil shot for for men?

Prevents Cancer: A vaccine to prevent acquisition of certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease that is the sole cause of cervical cancer in women and the cause of other cancer in men such as anal, penile or throat cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is the opv vaccine?|

What exactly  is the opv vaccine?|

Oral Polio vaccine: The oral version of the polio vaccine. This is no longer used and hasnt been in many, many years. ...Read more

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What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

A lifesaver: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16. ...Read more

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What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

Shot to prevent teta: Heat-treated tetanus toxin is non-toxic but stimulates immunity to protect against tetanus for at least 10 to 20 years. ...Read more

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What are the cons of the gardisil shot? Is this vaccine injecting u with the HPV virus?

What are the cons of the gardisil shot? Is this vaccine injecting u with the HPV virus?

No Cons: The Gardasil shot is a vaccine that protects you against two low risk hpv types and two high risk types of hpv. The vaccine does not contain any virus. It is quite safe. In my opinion, there is no downside except cost as insurance companies in my state do not cover Gardasil over the age of 26. ...Read more

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What is the injection for malaria?

What is the injection for malaria?

Infect or inject?: Infection? The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. They are carried by mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil shot painful?

Is the gardasil shot painful?

Varies: All vaccines may cause some local discomfort, some more than others. Gardisil may have a higher number of patients with sore arms. This side effect is certainly better than developing cancer! be wise and immunize! ...Read more

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What is the difference of anti rabies vaccine and booster shots?

What is the difference of anti rabies vaccine and booster shots?

No difference: When someone is potentially exposed to rabies (bites, bats, etc), the initial treatment is the rabies immune globulin & the rabies vaccine. The subsequent injections are the same rabies vaccine, 3, 7 & 14 days after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Yes: These do dot interfere with one another. You might just get both the meningitis and the varicella vaccine at the same time. It would save you a trip and would still work fine. ...Read more

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