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Can I get the flu shot while on isotrentinoin?

Can I get the flu shot while on isotrentinoin?

Yes: Keep close contact with your prescribing physician and ask all your questions. Since you must be seen every month while taking this, you should have ample opportunity to review every single detail. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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Why can't I get a flu or shingles shot while on predezone?

Why can't I get a flu or shingles shot while on predezone?

Immune suppression: . While you are taking the prednisone it suppresses the immune response and you are not likely to have a good result from your immunization. ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because i work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because i work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

Hard to boost immune: System..If you work around sick people (as anyone in health care field does ) the best protection is to wash your hands frequently (but moisturize afterwards)&don't touch your eyes or nose. I know of no specific way to boost an otherwise healthy immune system.Other than eating healthfully , exercising , &getting 7-8 hrs. Sleep..Which can be hard to do in our busy world-but are so important .. ...Read more

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I received 5 vaccinations yesterday and now I feel terrible. How long would the side effects last. I got the polio meningococo chicken pox etc.....?

I received  5 vaccinations yesterday and now I feel terrible. How long would the side effects last. I got the polio meningococo chicken pox etc.....?

Initial Rxn 48h: The pain & discomfort of any big series generally clears in 48hrs. With the MMR young adults sometimes have some mild joint stiffness or pain that can last a week or so but may not show up for 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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Can i take the flu shot while lactating?

Can i take the flu shot while lactating?

Flu shot&breastfeed: Yes u can take the inactivated split virus vaccine. You should protect urself form flu if you can wehen u have a young baby as if hte baby gets sick form u if u have the flu, ur baby could get sicker than u. ...Read more

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I went in december 7th, 2011 for my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot; and i've been feeling very sick. I don't know if this is being caused by the Depo-Provera shot. Help!?

I went in december 7th, 2011 for my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot; and i've been feeling very sick. I don't know if this is being caused by the Depo-Provera shot. Help!?

Doubt the Depo cause: Usually depo-provera doesn't cause nausea, but if it did, i would expect it would have occured sooner after the shot was given, because that is when the hormone level is highest in your body. Its levelgradually tapers downward over the 3 months it is active. However pregnancy can occur despite depo-provera (nothing is foolproof), so check a pregnancy test. Consider GI problems also. ...Read more

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Can the flu linger for a month ? I had the flu shot and have been sick on and off every since I got it . Joints have hurt since I got the shot as well

Can the flu linger for a month ? I had the flu shot and have been sick on and off every since I got it . Joints have hurt since I got the shot as well

? A coincidence: It is really surprising how many people report flu-like symptoms after receiving influenza vaccine. While there may be mild, temporary symptoms, including joint pain, associated with developing your immune response to the flu, we don't believe individuals actually get the flu after a flu shot.Symptoms which have lasted a month should be attributed to a coincidental different viral illness. See doc ...Read more

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I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

RA: There is a higher risk to have the lymphoma in the patient with RA, comparing to the general population. The risk is higher when the patient is receiving the biological agents. Your doctor will follow your blood tests for the monitoring the liver function, the blood cells count. Alcohol should be avoided during the Methotrexate treatment. Hepatitis B, C, A tests will be done too. ...Read more

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I been on the Depo-Provera shot for 6 months i recieved two shots and my shot is due now how long will it be before i can get pregnant?

I been on the Depo-Provera shot for 6 months i recieved two shots and my shot is due now how long will it be before i can get pregnant?

Hard to say. : You may be able to get pregnant as early as about 4 months after your last shot. But 6-12 months can be typical. ...Read more

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I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's i've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles. Help!

I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's i've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles.  Help!

Get lots of rest: You are looking at this problem from the wrong point of view. The shingles is the consequence, not the cause of your problem. It is a recurrence of a dormant or sleeping chicken pox virus from way back when that gets activated when your immune system declines - too much stress, too little rest, or busy fighting another infection. You need to allow your body to recover in order to get rid of all. ...Read more

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Im on the Depo-Provera shot it's been 5 weeks since first shot. I have noticeable hair loss. What can I do to help this? Will biotin prevent this while on it?

Im on the Depo-Provera shot it's been 5 weeks since first shot. I have noticeable hair loss. What can I do to help this? Will biotin prevent this while on it?

Usually temporary: in general things that effect the hair follicle are about 2 months BEFORE you notice it, since it usually takes that long until the hair shaft reaches the surface. Any hormone change ( or any other stress, like anesthesia)can cause a temporary hair rhythm change, but after about another 8 weeks you will notice it is all coming back... keep up good nutrition, stable healthy diet rich in protein. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for 9 months. After exercise i bleed vaginally. How do I prevent/stop this?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for 9 months. After exercise i bleed vaginally. How do I prevent/stop this?

Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on depo some will have irregular bleeding. It is not harmful but can be frustrating. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant from pre-cum while on the Depo-Provera shot and while taking an antibiotics?

Can i get pregnant  from pre-cum while on the Depo-Provera shot and while taking an antibiotics?

Not likely: If you are current on you depoprovera injection every 3 months, your risk of becoming pregnant are low. However , if you have symptoms associated wit pregnancy do a home pregnancy test. Simple. ...Read more

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I have strep throat, i received a shot of penicillin for it. By Dec 31 it will have been 2 full days since injection. Can i drink on New Years Eve?

I have strep throat, i received a shot of penicillin for it.  By Dec 31 it will have been 2 full days since injection.  Can i drink on New Years Eve?

Antibiotics alcohol: although alcohol does not reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics it can delay how quickly you recover from an illness. It's a good idea to recover from your illness before using alcohol. ...Read more

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Years ago, drank water from a natural sprig. Then got very sick with stomach bug, diarrhea weigh loss. Given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Got better. Any long term effects?

Years ago, drank water from a natural sprig. Then got very sick with stomach bug, diarrhea weigh loss. Given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Got better. Any long term effects?

Not really: You said this happened years ago! You then took a course of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin) and you're asking about effects years later. I assume that the medicine you took was not radioactive and you excreted it in a very short time (days, not years). ...Read more

Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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