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Will Exposure To Anthrax Harm My Child
Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccine is under class C, that means that animal studies revealed a harmful or teratogenic effects on the fetus or there is no controlled studies on pregnant women, you need to weigh your options, risk vs benefit, if you were exposed & at risk for contracting rabies you have no choice but to take the vaccine with close F/U with your obstitrician. Wishing you & baby good luck. ...Read more
None Yet: No known problems at this time. Although the question of harm is raised, there is no evidence at this time that there is any harm. ...Read more
Just say no: The shingles vaccine uses a live virus, so it can shed, causing them to possibly get chickenpox from you. Merck says at http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circ… "transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between vacinees and susceptible contacts" babies are just developing their immunity, so they may be at more risk. The disease is usually better tolerated in kids though. ...Read more
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No: Most likely no. Serious side effects occur less than 1 in 100, 000 vaccinations. Depending on the vaccine, mild side effects (soreness at site, low grade fever, fatigue) are more common. If your child seems fussy, you can give Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For older children, some people give a piece of candy, since sugar releases endorphins that fight pain. And every child enjoys extra cuddles! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection.The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal.Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days.Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You cannot!: Germs are a part of life, and exposure to them helps boost the immune system to prevent future and severe illnesses. That being said, frequent handwashing, not sharing cups and utensils, and maintaining general health to support a strong immune system are good for everyone. ...Read more
Potentially: As long as we have international air travel and illegal immigration, we are exposed occasionally to vaccine preventable diseases. At the market, eating out, at school, they can bring it to your community and not have symptoms. Any unimmunized kid is at high risk to get and pass these diseases. I never let them in my practice for 30+ years and encourage parents to avoid them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a cat be harmful to pregnancy and the unborn child? And how to avoid the potential diseases.
Yes: There are different household chemicals, with different hazards. Even water is a drowning hazard. And the danger is not limited to chemicals; honey can be toxic to infants, and small pieces of food can cause choking. Don't fall into the trap of thinking, "chemical bad, natural good." or if you do, at least don't include poison ivy in the "good" category. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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