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What Should Be Done If The Last Dose Of Hepatitis A Vaccine Is Delayed
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
Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?
Nope: That is too short of an interval between doses. While doing that second dose won't hurt you, it won't count toward the doses needed for full protection. There has to be a minimum of 4 weeks between doses 1 & 2 for hepatits b vaccine. ...Read more
Is it of benefit to get hepatitis b vaccination 7 days after suspected exposure. If yes then what tests i need to get done before vaccination?Thanks
No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity. ...Read more
More info needed: There are several different medications use to treat TB. What type of TB treatment are you receiving? Are you referring to Active TB (you are sick from the TB bacteria) or Latent TB (positive screening test for TB). Recommendation will vary depending on the type of treatment you are receiving, In general, if you are being treated for active TB, best advise is to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more
If one has a negative nuclear stress test, should another be given in the future? How often should the heart be stressed?
Depends: The standard "warranty period" for a normal nuclear stress test is about 2 years. With that in mind, it is not recommended to order repeat stress tests after someone has a normal test, unless you are having symptoms that are concerning for possible heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is the latest, after exposure, that the Hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin can be given to prevent infection? Is 13-18 days too late? Will getting the vaccine prevent you from being able to accurately test whether an infection occurred?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone that is infected with the tetanus bacteria, be treated if it is progressed moderately and is tetanus disease slow growing or rapid. Is there a blood test to detect tetanus to see if you are infected? The last time I had a tetanus shot was 26
Depends on type: The answer to this question truly depends on what type of rash you have and where it is located. If you have had an urticarial (hive-like) reaction to the vaccine, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful to clear the rash. If it is contact type of rash located close to the injection site, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also be helpful, as well as cool compresses and a topical hydrocortisone. ...Read more
Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?
I have to get a hepatitis b titer because the time frame of my hep b series. What does the titer procedure consist of? Also, should my results be okay
Lots of people...: Lots of people get their hep b titers done. It is a simple blood test (just like getting a cholesterol test). The advantage of getting the titer done is that the titer will indicate whether or not booster vaccinations are needed now. If the titer is too low, booster shots are usually needed, regardless of the timing of the shots in the past. ...Read more
Why is the HIV DNA PCR test not recommended after 4 weeks of exposure? Would it still be a good measure if used past a 3 month time frame?
Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?
Breathalyzer: Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this. The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been administered first rabipur vaccine on intragluteal region.Says in instructions should not be give there. Is this an issue? Can i continue?
OK but not ideal: The vaccine does not absorb as well from the gluteal muscles which is where the recommendation comes from. It's not harmful to you, but may not be as effective if all the doses are given there. Also, the is a big nerve in your bum that could be hurt when you give gluteal injections, so best to just stay away from them. You certainly should continue the series. ...Read more
Is it considered to be within "lnormal" reactions for someone to have mild cramping the day after urodynamics or is it a reason for concern?
Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?
If pregnancy last 9 month, and there is a threat of zika coming to the US this summer, should someone delay pregnancy, or will it most likely be safe?
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