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Is it ok to get a flu shot while on sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 antibiotic?

Should not. Be an issue from an interaction standpoint. The infection being treated should be under control before immunization. Read more...
Yes. There is no reason to avoid a flu shot while on antibiotics for regular outpatient problems. Read more...

I read that the flu shot is made from antibiotics. Safe for people allergic to keflex and penicillin?

Not true. It is not an antibiotic nor does it have antibiotics. No antibiotic works against a virus, only bacteria. Keflex and penicillin are antibiotics for bacteria. Flu is a virus. What you read is wrong. Read more...
No/ Yes. Influenza vaccines are made with dead viral antigens or inactivated live virus. They are not made with antibiotics and can be given to anyone who is allergic to antibiotics. Read more...

Had a bad cough for about a month. Basically dry. Antibiotics didn't seem to help. Just when I though it was over, it's back full force. Body aches, and slight fever. I did get my flu shot. 40 y/o m?

Be examined. This episode cold be influenza. 38% of individuals who get immunized will still get the flu if exposed, but a much milder version. The cough that lasted a month in a 40 year smoker is mor consistent with chronic bronchitis or earlyl copd. Read more...
Viral.... Your symptoms are likely due to a viral infection. There are other viruses besides influenza that could be the culprit. It will likely run it's course over 7-10 days or so. The cough may be due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation from the viral infection. Both steroid and bronchodilator inhalers may be needed to get rid of the cough so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. Read more...

Can a one year old get the flu shot while on antibiotics for an ear infection?

Yes. It may not be the best time to get a flu shot, but if the child us well recovered from the ear infection, this may be done. A pediatrician will usually wait til a child is symptom free before this is done . Read more...

Can I get a flu shot while taking antibiotics for an ear infection? I don't have a fever, have been fever free the past 24 hours.

Absolutely! And please do. Although the flu vaccine is not 100% effective, it is the best way to prevent a potentially fatal disease, especially to those of highest risk. There are very few reasons not to get a flu vaccine, of which fever is one. For more info visit flu.gov. Read more...
Yes. There is no reason to avoid a flu shot while on antibiotics for regular outpatient problems. Read more...