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Zoster Vaccine Live Medication
See below:: A vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older. Zostavax is the only us licensed vaccine that reduces the risk of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox, and remains dormant in the body after recovering from chicken pox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older. Zostavax is the only us licensed vaccine that reduces the risk of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox, and remains dormant in the body after ...Read more
Zoster vaccine: It can be kept in the refrigerator at 35 degrees for 72 hours. ...Read more
Shingles vaccine: About 30 percent of the population eventually has herpes zoster. About 15 percent of them have involvement of the tissue around the eye which can leave some people visually impaired. The vaccine is about 80 percent effective. Given the frequency of infection and possible severity the vaccine is recommended for anyone over age 50. If you have had shingles it is unlikely that you will get herpes zos. ...Read more
HPV vs VZV - vaccine: Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well. Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone already had shingles is it safe to get the zoster vaccine and can it prevent another outbreak?
Can be given age 50: The fda recommends it be offered at age 50 & up. The cdc has not weighed in on the lower age group & still stayed at the 60 year old recommendation for now, partly out of concern for supply. At age 50, there is a better immune response meaning more people can mount a good reaction to the vaccine (69% vs 50%) & become immune to shingles. The shot is very expensive but I do offer it to 50 year old's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get shingles regularly. Can I have the varicella-zoster vaccine? I wouldn't think so since it's for prevention, but i've heard otherwise.
Very unusual: It would be very unusual for a young person who is otherwise healthy to get shingles, let alone recurrent shingles. How has it been diagnosed? A viral culture may help define it with certainty. Please see your doctor as what you are describing isn't normal and should be investigated. If it truly is recurrent shingles then a search for the underlying cause needs to be undertaken. ...Read more
How long after varicella zoster vaccine can you be tested via IgG antibodies in titers for immunity ?
6 weeks: We typically wait 6 weeks after vaccination to retest igg response. ...Read more
No: Vaccines are fine with commonly prescribed medications. There are some conditions like pregnancy or immune disorder where certain live vaccines must be avoided. Also vaccines must be avoided with any prior allergy to them, but they are fine with most commonly prescribed medications. ...Read more
What is the best way to clear my body 100% from HPV? Any home remedies? Medication? Vaccines?I discovered it in 2015 and was told it may take 2 years!
Lingering germ: You can certainly clear initial infection over time but don't get stuck on the 100% gone idea.This germ comes from a family of germs known to hibernate for long times in humans and reappear.The vaccines cannot treat you after infection, but may prevent you from getting other strains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marburg Virus: Currently there is not a cure or vaccine for Marburg virus. The treatment is much lack that for Ebola. The patient may be hospitalized, placed in isolation & provided intensive care measures such as: oxygen, medication to maintain blood pressure, blood transfusions (platelets or fresh blood), intravenous fluids & electrolytes & treatment of co-existing infections. In third world countries, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have still unidentified autoimmune systemic disease. No medication yet. Can a vaccine (PCV13/PPSV23) cause more trouble activating my immune system?
NO: It will not cause more trouble and will protect you from pneumonia. From a review in the Lancet comes the following statement:"As a general rule, patients with an autoimmune disease are not at risk of exacerbation after administration of any of the available vaccines. Conversely, several vaccine-preventable infections are known to negatively affect the course of defined autoimmune diseases"http://image.thelancet.com/extras/02art9340web.pdf ...Read more
I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective.Was prescribed dukoral.Can i take it?
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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